Last night we had our first Toonie Toss of the Fall 2015 season.
Everybody ‘bought’ a ring for $2, and then threw from the goal line.
Then there is the careful, deliberate, and very technical measuring to see who got closest to center ice!
Until finally a winner is determined!
Catherine takes home half the pot, which last night equalled about $18!
Saturday was Halloween (for people living under a rock) and so on Friday night, I took a pair of fairy wings with me to our game!
It was really fun to zoom around the ice in them, and I scored during the first shift! However, the blocked my peripheral vision, so I ended up taking them off. However, then other people on the team started wearing them!
Now, these wings obviously made a load of difference, as Fierce beat out Fantom!
Maybe we should wear the wings every night!
Tonight’s the night, we find out our teams for the rest of the year!
What will it be? Fantom or Fierce?
Bring a cheque for a $25 deposit on your sweater and then we can all be responsible for de-stinkifying our own sweaters! Hmm… on second thought, maybe I’ll keep my deposit and keep letting someone else wash my sweater…
As our ‘season’ starts in earnest tonight, I wanted to get some opinions as to whether most people wanted to keep track of the statistics of our house league!
There are several options that we could consider.
1) Record of win/loss
2) Record of score
3) Inclusion of extra info (i.e. goalies, number of players/team, running time) – not my favourite due to extra work, but am willing if people are keen!
4) No record at all!
Now this might be really fun, or, it might increase the level of competitiveness beyond what people would like at a ‘house league’ level.
I turn it over to you fellow players, what would you like to see? (I’ll add my opinion below so as not to influence people!)
Last night, we had the inaugural ice time of our 2015-2016 season!
A great group of ladies gathered and had a hard fought battle between Fierce and Fantoms. Admittedly, the speed of play did slow as the game progressed, we were definitely feeling our summer off (at least I was!). We had some lovely trainee refs learning the ropes (we didn’t give them TOOO hard a time), and when the final whistle was blown, the score stood:
Fantoms 2 – Fierce 4
After the game, Andrea, the president, gathered us together for a quick introduction and chat.
Some people listened more attentively than others!
Next week, the scoreboard is wiped clean, and the battle begins anew! See you ladies then!
Got my equipment out of storage this afternoon to work off some of the turkey and stuffing. It’s looking a bit dusty, but it’s all there!
Now I just have to remember whether I got my skates sharpened at the end of the season… hmmm…
One week from today, we will be lacing up our skates (Mental Note: get skates out of storage), climbing in the car, and making our way to Mount Joy for our first ice time in several months! And so, next week we will be gathering for the first time in a long time, catching up over stinky equipment, and welcoming our newcomers into the fold. I’m looking forward to finding out what everyone was up to over the summer and working off some turkey and pumpkin pie!
In my case, I’m actually kinda happy that our first ice time isn’t tonight, because I think the traffic this Turkey Day Friday is going to be unbelievable. Kind of tempted to check what the GPS’s estimated travel time would be tonight vs next week! Any bets on how much worse it will be tonight?
See you in a week!