Last night was our first NCWHL game of the season, which we won 2-1! Our team name is "Puck Ewes" which is awesome and naughty and goofy, so I love it. I must make little sheep stickers for our helmets.
I was really surprised by how well the team gelled already. The first couple of shifts were….well, they were a bit rough, but it's probably been a few weeks since most people had been on the ice. The passing and positioning was CRAZY good though — I think it was the best game, passing-wise, I've ever played for NCWHL. I hope we stick to that!
While I'm blabbing about hockey, we met Dan and Colleen for lunch and a trip to East West Hockey today. They bought sticks, bags, and some assorted gear while I dorked around in the RapidShot.
Viv happened by while I was practicing and gave me some great shooting advice. She told me to relax (duh!) and also pull back a little with the top hand as well as pushing forward with the bottom hand. "Flick," she told me. It really made a huge difference! Whenever I remembered to do "the Viv flick", I lifted the puck. Success!
Must practice this on the ice tonight at stick and shoot after going to the Sharks game. Woo, Sharks!