I tried out for the local Women’s Ice Hockey League last night. It wasn’t really a ‘tryout’ so much as a drill session to make sure I could actually skate well enough to stand upright with a stick and pads. The Women’s league is really small – only four teams. What this means is that novices like me are playing alongside Canterbury and New Zealand reps. It’s a little daunting, but also a really great opportunity to learn from the best.
Hopefully by the end of the season I won’t be skating up and down the ice yelping “Holy shit!” any time the pack whizz by me.
Good for you! But, expect that pack to be whizzing!
You will end up a whiz kid as you have the determination to do it and do it well. You had improved so much by the end of the night so in 3 weeks when we see you, you will probably be tearing from one end to the other getting in there!!!! Go Bebe Mowgli!!!
Knock some teeth out!