Last night was my fourth last hockey game of the regular season. With a record of 19-2, and the second place team at 13-7, we’ve clinched first place. Which means we get to play the 6th, 4th and 5th place teams, in that order, for the playoffs. Assuming we win those, we play in the playoff final game, the winner of which gets to go to provincials in Kelowna on the May long weekend. So, in the space of three months, if we win the playoffs, I’ll get three hockey-filled weekends!1
- March 14-16 – League Playoffs
- April 4-6 – Vegas Tournament
- May long weekend – Provincials in Kelowna (if we make it)
And at some point during that three months, the spring season starts. If we have enough players who want to play, we’ll be putting together a team. If not, there’s a chance to join up with a team in Maple Ridge for the summer, but I’m really hoping we have enough to play in Coquitlam, because it’s back enough driving to the Coq once a week, and I’m not sure I want to drive all the way to the Ridge!
In other exciting hockey news, we are getting team jackets! With our logo & jersey numbers! How sweet are we going to look when we show up to our Vegas Tournament and (hopefully) provincials in team jackets! Props to AW Fireguard, our team sponsor, who not only paid for our jerseys, but is also paying for half the cost of our jackets. Thanks, AW Fireguard!
In tangentially-related-to-hockey news2, the word on the street is that boys like when girls wear their hair in pigtails. So I thought I’d post a photo of my hockey braids. I usually put my hair up in braids because it keeps my hair out of my way when I’m playing. Plus it keeps my hair from being a total rats’ nest, which is what would happen if I went with non-braided pigtails. Also, it’s kind of cute. I don’t know at what point one goes from being cute in braids to oh-my-god-that-old-lady-is-trying-way-too-hard-to-look-young in braids, but I think I still have a few braid years left in me.
1Kalev, you can keep your anti-hockey comments to yourself =P
2In exciting non-hockey news, I just discovered that I can put the SD card from my camera directly into my laptop. And all this time I’d been using a card reader to plug my SD card into my laptop!