San Jose Burninators vs Houston Harpies: 4-0

Wow, it’s been four years since I posted in the Burninators category of this blog.  This will not do!

This weekend finds us back in Sin City for the 2013 Las Vegas Women’s Hockey Classic.  I’m so excited to be playing in this tournament again that I can’t even describe it.  I can’t believe it’s been four years since I’ve played here.  Dang.

Anyway, tonight’s first game pitted us against our old friendly foes, the Houston Harpies. I love playing against the Harpies; they’re always cheerful and happy (not very harpy-like!).  Their roster is super small this year — they’re playing with only 7 skaters!!  I’m tired just thinking about that.  I would have been lying on the ice weeping by the end of the first period.

I’m playing right wing in this tournament, with Jean at left and Heather (McJedi) at center.  I had a good game and at least one really nice breakaway — which Peter got a decent photo of, hooray!  I looked at the pic and was like, wow, that’s me?  Neat!

I’ve gotten the advice lately that I need to take more time.  I’m a fast skater and I generally have way more time than I think that I do.  I need to chill and look around and make time and space for myself.  I tried to do that in this game a little more and I could feel it starting to work.  I even got a good pass to G back at D, who took a great one-timer.

We’re staying at the Cancun Resort this year, which is pretty good.  My only nitpick is no in-room laundry (what a princess I am!), but the one-bedroom “villa” has an extra little TV room that Kira is sleeping in, so that’s nice.  She was a rockstar and did well even with our late 9pm game…though now she’s still asleep in the car seat with all her clothes on and I’m afraid to move her .;)

Next game: tomorrow at 6:10 pm.

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