Just played my first ice hockey game( pickup )
and it was awesome!
Played at the Ice Station in Valencia with a group of guys I met through a friend.
Had a couple random collisions, those were fun, got a nice bruise on my chin now.
Shot on goal or two, some great bursts of speed. However, I don't know how to stop very well yet( I can snowplow! ) and my low-speed/standing manuevering is on par with a turtle's ability to fly.
Still can't quite figure out edges and weight transfer, a lot of bad habits( I think ) learned from inline.
The rest of the guys played pretty much nonstop for the whole hour, I played for about 20 or 30 minutes, was gassed and sat for 5 minutes, played 15 more, sat another 5 and finished out the hour. I got back in to lose some weight(loving the sport might help just a bit too, haha ) and I think its going to happen.
The most fun I've had playing hockey ever.