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09-30-2012, 06:08 PM
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Lined a Semi-pro game here in the UK, someone shattered the plexi behind the net during warmup, the rink staff couldn't put in the replacement glass for some reason so they had to board it up with wood

Picture I took just after it happened, sorry for crappy quality:
Which rink is that? ENL?

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First game of the season today, scored two goals, one shorthanded. Both goals came from breakaways. My team won 7-2.

I think I have another concussion though. Had one near the end of last season... at least the guy didn't do it on purpose this time.

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Received my first check - I got walloped! Later, the puck came loose near the top of the circle and I slapped it on net, rebound, GOAL. First point in a league game!

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gave up 15 goals in one game

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Which rink is that? ENL?
It's Swindon, EPL

And here's an action shot of me during that game


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I attended a shooting clinic. I'm an absolute beginner, and while I can skate ok, I have no shot. It was an enormous help, and we did a drill where we cut to the net from the corner, and I got it in about 10 times in a row. Now I just have to work on my shot from more than 5 feet out...

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I've always wondered, if the glass breaks from a shot, do you have to pay for it or the rink?

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I've always wondered, if the glass breaks from a shot, do you have to pay for it or the rink?
I'd imagine the Rink has all of that stuff insured. Pretty shady to have the guy who broke the glass pay for a new pane of glass. If they did that to me (pretending my shot will ever be hard enough to do that) i'd never play there again. No men's league, no public skate, no using their pro-shop. Horrible Customer service if that were to happen.

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It's Swindon, EPL

And here's an action shot of me during that game

Ahhh nice! Sounded like that was a pretty good game!
If you ever come up to Peterborough to do anything give me a yell and I'll get you a beer

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.....am going to trials for my uni team. A bit nervous as I've not been playing that long but as the uni has three teams and a development squad I'm hoping to get in somewhere!

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Once again tangled with the part of Murphy's Law that stipulates if you successfully block a slapshot from a guy who can really rip it, it will inevitably find a place with little or no padding. These two snuck between the top of my shinguards and the bottom of my pants and ow.

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Today I talked to my buddy about how I think the verticle horizontal technique aka one leg drop aka a bunch of other things for goalies has pretty much transformed my game. For any goalie out there, it's worth a shot if you haven't tried it.

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I've always wondered, if the glass breaks from a shot, do you have to pay for it or the rink?
The rink, it's not your fault if a shot breaks the glass, it just happens, the shot wasn't even that hard

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Today I talked to my buddy about how I think the verticle horizontal technique aka one leg drop aka a bunch of other things for goalies has pretty much transformed my game. For any goalie out there, it's worth a shot if you haven't tried it.
This guy does inline hockey but still appropriate for ice


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Ahhh nice! Sounded like that was a pretty good game!
If you ever come up to Peterborough to do anything give me a yell and I'll get you a beer
Potty is a bit out of range for me to ref but I'll be playing there later this season

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In that case I hope to break a pane of glass someday Not on purpose. But it would be neat.

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This is a few days after but... I wiped out at open skate learning crossovers. What I thought was just 1/2" bruise on the knee turned out to be a bone bruise and now its 6" with some numbness at times. Awesome.

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In that case I hope to break a pane of glass someday Not on purpose. But it would be neat.
Some **** was messing around showing off to girls with a loose piece of plexi during a public skating session, lifting it out of the panels then it ended in tears when he dropped it and it smashed. Needless to say he's banned from the rink until he pays for it.

It's strange when a shot breaks the glass, you don't even have to shoot it hard because it's pure chance, like I said this league was just British 2nd tier semi-pro and it was during warmup

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Got one more hockey game left in the books and a relatively long break is coming - which sucks

Will probably be hanging my mitts for at least a month starting next week.

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Not today, but over the weekend my 3-year-old got the hockey bug again and started ripping slappers and lifting his wrist shots. He also finally ditched his old toy plastic stick for a Sherwood that I bought for him last year

Yes I don't like wood sticks but for kids there's no sense in using composite until they have some strength. Better for him to develop the feel with wood than the harsh plastic feel of cheap sticks. And little kids aren't going to wear through sticks.

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Today I went to the gym to get stronger. Just as I do 5 days a week. Season starts soon. Time to shoot some pucks.



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Not today, but over the weekend my 3-year-old got the hockey bug again and started ripping slappers and lifting his wrist shots. He also finally ditched his old toy plastic stick for a Sherwood that I bought for him last year

Yes I don't like wood sticks but for kids there's no sense in using composite until they have some strength. Better for him to develop the feel with wood than the harsh plastic feel of cheap sticks. And little kids aren't going to wear through sticks.
Absolutely agree with you, making about 95% of parents I deal with irrational

Hey, I'll tell you once and if you want to spend more, I won't stop you. It's a stick, not a helmet or skates haha

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Absolutely agree with you, making about 95% of parents I deal with irrational

Hey, I'll tell you once and if you want to spend more, I won't stop you. It's a stick, not a helmet or skates haha
Same deal at my shop. I really don't know why I tell the parents that it's not worth it to buy their 9 year old kid a $180 composite stick... but I guess it doesn't really matter since they never listen anyway lol. What do you think is the right age for a kid to start using a top of the line or close to it composite stick? 13ish? I'd take a guess that that's about when they're actually able to use the stick to their advantage... I could be off, though.

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Signed up for the university inline hockey team. I've only played ice in the past 5 years since I hated inline hockey at the time, and it's a whole different game as a goalie, but will be interesting to see how it goes.

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