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10-18-2004, 03:42 AM
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OT- Adult Shinny

Just wondering where everyone goes for adult shinny? I was at Grand Trunk tonight and it was quite good. However last week there were only 3 people there, so I don't know if I should going there every week. It sucks being too old for Midget and not having enough time for Junior. Does anyone know a good place to go for a good game of shinny?

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I still play recreational hockey.(Always teams looking for spares and such. Contact Edmonton Rec Hockey League at www.erhl.ca ) If I were going to play shinny, I would check with the City of Edmonton. I know they run shinny at several arenas.

Also, check out Westmount arena. I am pretty sure they have shinny.

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Lots of good shinny in Edmonton... 6:15 AM Monday to Friday at Milennium Place in Sherwood Park, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday also at Milennium Place at noon. Monday and Wednesday at noon at Glen Allan Recreation Centre in Sherwood Park. Also Monday through Friday at Westmount @ 3pm. Seems to be a city wide shortage of goalies though... hard pressed to get 2 on a regular basis.

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Seems to be a city wide shortage of goalies though... hard pressed to get 2 on a regular basis.
Holy crap... it's the exact opposite here.

Shinny used to have like 12 skaters and 5 or 6 goalies, no matter where you went... heck we used to get so many goalies try out for local teams that I heard there were 2 goalies on every house league team in most leagues too...

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Holy crap... it's the exact opposite here.

Shinny used to have like 12 skaters and 5 or 6 goalies, no matter where you went... heck we used to get so many goalies try out for local teams that I heard there were 2 goalies on every house league team in most leagues too...

Box a few up and send 'em our way

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Seems to be a city wide shortage of goalies though... hard pressed to get 2 on a regular basis.

if only I had some spare $$ (damn University!) I would go out and buy some new equipment! I havnt played competative hockey for about 5-6 years, but im sure I could pick up on it really quick again...

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yeah, ive been looking for some places to play as well haha doesnt ever seem to be anything going on...post some more locations!

and if anyone is having a game with their friends or anything and needs a goalie let me know im almost always up for playing

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One good thing about the lockout...

I played at Glen Allan Rec Centre in Sherwood Park today and was pretty stoked to get to play with Sean Brown (ex. Oiler, Bruin and current Devil) He lifted my stick with such force behind the net that it flew out of my hand and hit me in the face :lol We always hear people complain about the watered down NHL product, but man you sure realize how big strong and skilled these guys are when you're on the same sheet of ice as them. Sean is what would be termed a 'marginal' NHL'er, but damn he's fast and has a sweet shot!

During summer, we had lots of WHL'ers and other AHL and NHL guys like Jamie and Jason Lundmark, Ross Lupuschuk (Penguins), Blair Betts (Rangers) and Darren Reid (Tampa Bay)... I think as the lockout stretches on, more and more guys will be taking in these sessions as a way of getting a skate in and at least handling the puck a bit.

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I played at Glen Allan Rec Centre in Sherwood Park today and was pretty stoked to get to play with Sean Brown (ex. Oiler, Bruin and current Devil) He lifted my stick with such force behind the net that it flew out of my hand and hit me in the face :lol We always hear people complain about the watered down NHL product, but man you sure realize how big strong and skilled these guys are when you're on the same sheet of ice as them. Sean is what would be termed a 'marginal' NHL'er, but damn he's fast and has a sweet shot!

During summer, we had lots of WHL'ers and other AHL and NHL guys like Jamie and Jason Lundmark, Ross Lupuschuk (Penguins), Blair Betts (Rangers) and Darren Reid (Tampa Bay)... I think as the lockout stretches on, more and more guys will be taking in these sessions as a way of getting a skate in and at least handling the puck a bit.
I can imagine what you mean. I've played with some jr kids and they just flat out flew all over that ice.

I think what has killed the game more than skill levels dropping (which they haven't) is the changes in philosophy. No GM builds a team to play exciting hockey 82 games a season. Teams are built for the playoffs, and everyone knows defence wins there. Change the philosophy so that GMs focus more on the regular season product and you will see more goals. How? My idea has long been to take ALL playoff revenues (or atleast 75%) and redistribute that in a revenue sharing scheme, among a number of other monies (including the CBC $$$s; maybe 50% of local TV contracts, merchandising, etc).

But I guess this really isn't the post for that...

Anywhere for adult shinny players who aren't so great? Maybe beginners?

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I can imagine what you mean. I've played with some jr kids and they just flat out flew all over that ice.

I think what has killed the game more than skill levels dropping (which they haven't) is the changes in philosophy. No GM builds a team to play exciting hockey 82 games a season. Teams are built for the playoffs, and everyone knows defence wins there. Change the philosophy so that GMs focus more on the regular season product and you will see more goals. How? My idea has long been to take ALL playoff revenues (or atleast 75%) and redistribute that in a revenue sharing scheme, among a number of other monies (including the CBC $$$s; maybe 50% of local TV contracts, merchandising, etc).

But I guess this really isn't the post for that...

Anywhere for adult shinny players who aren't so great? Maybe beginners?

Sorry, hate to turn this shinny thread into something else, but I have to agree with CanmoreMike that the reduction in excitment (goals) is not because the players are any less talented. Far from it!!! I agree that philisophy is a big thing that hurts the excitment of the game, but I also believe that the league isn't watered down enough. The average and marginal player are much closer in ability to the high end player than they were back in the 80's.

No, I'm not advocating further expansion --haven't really given it much thought -- just noting that there are far fewer players who just don't belong in the league today than there was 20 years ago. High end player back then could dance around these guys and make absolute fools out of them. It just doesn't happen any more.

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