offically lost my mind and a hockey mom again (well sort of)

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Registered: 09-12-2003
offically lost my mind and a hockey mom again (well sort of)
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Mon, 09-24-2012 - 12:44pm

My oldest did an in house learn to play hockey thing for the last few years. We stopped for various reasons and now my youngest is old enough and we signed him up for learn to skate (I like doing it through hockey leagues since they use pads and I know my oldest would have quit on day 1 without them) Well oldest states I want to play. Urgh there were legit reasons we stopped and once he ages out of this program we CANNOT do travel teams. Our city league doesn't even play or practice in the city of the 3 rinks in neighboring cities!!!! But DH said let him so starting Saturday I will be at the rink for min of 2 hours!!! Time to look for a stadium seat because those benches are hard and cold!!!

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Registered: 12-16-2003
Welcome to the mad house. I will say that we do miss dd, but with her gone it is easier to have to only get one kid to the rink, lacrosse field, etc...It was easier once she got her driver's license, but often it was drop one here to grab the other there and then back.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

Community Leader
Registered: 12-16-2003
Oh, we went three towns over for hockey, even with a rink in our town, but they are waayyyyyy to gung ho. The indoor lax place is also 35-40 minutes away, sigh. It does get old and having the kdis 4 years apart, they never have practices or games that butt up against each other.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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Registered: 09-12-2003

Our town merged with another which is crazy because its in a different county. I don't why they didn't with one of the others closer by. I get there was a decline in interest, we actually don't even have a hockey team at the high school but thats because if you are even remotely good you go to one of the local catholic high school which dominate the high school hockey leagues. Think on high school level they have merged with one of those lessor competive schools so kids at our high school can play with them but stay in public school. We have rink next to the high school but our youth league can only get 1 ice time there a week its so booked. We have another rink on the town line, one in that other town too, plus 2 neighboring towns have rinks but no we skate like 4 towns away and distance isnt the issue its the traffic going into the major city to skate.

My hometown is hockey town, proud to say we produced 4 NHL players, one is future hall of famer and 3 or 4 time Olympian, 2 have been on Olympic teams and one of those is currently a coach and then the one I graduated high school with unfortunatly had injuries early in his career and then picked up steam but then the lookout a few years ago did him in. But anyway there is a HUGE hockey tradition and we could skate there because my parents still live there and can use the address BUT they are very competitive trying to live up to that past tradition of high quality playes and DS is NOT that good and I'm affraid especially coming from another city to skate it may raise more flags plus my dad hates that they play so I can't use his connections to look the other way.

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Registered: 02-03-2007

I've been away for awhile, so I'm out of the loop, but glad to have more hockey moms around!  We're in total insanity right now.  Both boys are finishing school soccer--DS15 is on JV, DS13 is on the middle school team.  Plus, DS15 has been playing on a pre-season high school development hockey team since mid-August, and both boys' house hockey teams started practicing ~3 weeks ago.  Plus, DH is head coach for DS13's hockey team, and he assists on both of DS15's teams.  I think there are only 3 days in October that we're not at the rink for SOMEONE in the family!  Luckily, after next week, soccer will be done (after TOMORROW for DS15--WooHoo!!), and after the 1st week in Nov., we'll only have 1 hockey team per kid.