Puck Ewes vs R3: 2-1

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!
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One Response to Puck Ewes vs R3: 2-1

  1. Viv says:

    The Viv flick, hah! I’m not sure if that’s good or bad. Good today, bad months from now! I’m pretty sure the right way to do it is to get blade speed from your body, but “flick” is a good way to mentally get away from pushing with the lower arm… plus it’s impossible to “flick” without relaxing some. 🙂
    I’m somewhere past “flick”, and not quite to “body”. I need to find someone with the magic words to get me to the next step!

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