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    Sitting at home with a cold wishing I was playing tonight. Normally I would but I can't go getting everyone sick.

    Great vid Luc, just gotta keep at it with her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luc SkyBomba View Post
    Been taking the little one ice skating the last two weeks. She's loving it! Starting to think about getting us our own pair so we don't need to use those nasty ass toe pick rentals anymore. I'm sure I can find her size easy, but any budget skates come in wide sizes? I'm not likely to be playing hockey on em. Sticking with roller for now.

    https://twitter.com/Qmungous/status/1416900654220529665
    Nice!

    Regarding skates, you can find some at Play It Again Sports, the one in Torrance has tons. My wife got a pair of like-new mid level Bauer Nexus for $60! Nexus is Bauers most "volume" skate, so if you have wide feet, that is a good one to look at. They have discontinued Nexus for this year, and everything is now a Vapor or Supreme boot. (I wear Vapors, narrow heel, wider mid and fore foot) Best thing to do is try a bunch on and see what feels best. Not sure what your budget is, but you can go to any big-box hockey retailer and they should have a Bauer Fit Foot Scanner machine there. They scan your foot and it spits out what "Fit" you should be in Fit 1, Fit 2 or Fit 3 (for Bauer skates). CCM also has a new fit system for this year. But there are a ton of options out there. I used to wear Graf for a few years, but went back to Bauer a few years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jammer06 View Post
    Sitting at home with a cold wishing I was playing tonight. Normally I would but I can't go getting everyone sick.

    Great vid Luc, just gotta keep at it with her.
    Hope ya feel better JamDawg! I totally can relate! These sore ribs of mine are going to sideline me for sure this week again, and maybe next week. Last thing I want to do is take a hit to them and be out even longer. :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by beedee View Post
    Nice!

    Regarding skates, you can find some at Play It Again Sports, the one in Torrance has tons. My wife got a pair of like-new mid level Bauer Nexus for $60! Nexus is Bauers most "volume" skate, so if you have wide feet, that is a good one to look at. They have discontinued Nexus for this year, and everything is now a Vapor or Supreme boot. (I wear Vapors, narrow heel, wider mid and fore foot) Best thing to do is try a bunch on and see what feels best. Not sure what your budget is, but you can go to any big-box hockey retailer and they should have a Bauer Fit Foot Scanner machine there. They scan your foot and it spits out what "Fit" you should be in Fit 1, Fit 2 or Fit 3 (for Bauer skates). CCM also has a new fit system for this year. But there are a ton of options out there. I used to wear Graf for a few years, but went back to Bauer a few years ago.

    Thanks! I'll keep an eye out for Nexus

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    6-3 loss last night for my Lakewood team, I didn't play. Now 0-5 on the season.

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    Puck Norris academy skate tonight. Work has gone off the rails so I'm already popping a coors. Gonna be a fun skate.

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    Monday night was our playoff game, win and into the championships, lose and out (it's a weird round robin so we actually would have forced a tiebreaker final playoff if we won this and then the next). Anyway it was a tightly contested game, we took the lead 1-0 after getting outplayed through most of the first on a great individual effort by our top scorer. That shook em up and we tilted the ice back to even. We got into the second and killed a couple of penalties which had us back on our heels. unfortunately I was out on D and they'd double stacked the front of the net with the puck in the corner. I fronted both of them and their guy in the corner got a pass just past my skate to a wide open back door. I was pretty upset about it but there wasn't much I could do otherwise with two guys on my backside and no help. Two shifts later they hit basically the exact same play but from higher in the slot so I had no chance to block the pass. The front man tied me up as I tried to get to the shooter, I did knock him over into him but not til after he got the shot off past the goalie.
    Heading to the third down 2-1 we put as much pressure on as we could and got rewarded with a really nice goal from the dot that was immediately waived off for a skater in the crease. The ref was quick and adamant about it so it was probably legit but we still grumbled pretty hard about it. We did get the goalie off and I had a chance to sneak to a puck that bounced just off the backside of the crease but one of their D on the ground got their stick on it right as I tried to shovel it. It was a draining game in that both sides were going harder and harder with less as the game went on but still really a clean game. Credit to them though they were laying out blocking shots like mad, I had a one timer from the slot that a guy took off his gut and I know I got all of it.
    Anyway thus concludes our winter 2019 season, ready for winter 2021 to begin in October. Going to skate in a few more friday night skates in the meantime but looking forward to the new season to start.

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    Hell has frozen over, pigs are flying, our Lakewood team finally won our first game of the season, 5-3!!! (now 1-5 on the season)



    Ironically, this team beat us two weeks ago by the same score. I was on the fence about playing since my ribs were still a tad sore, but our Captain said he needed bodies, and I'd be our 9th skater. So I decided I would give it a shot, and I could always leave if I needed to. Also, my goalie from my Artesia team was subbing for us, so that was kind of cool. I told myself that I'd have to play very conservative and I did. Usually I'll pinch and take a couple end-to-end rushes, but not last night. However I did have the most SOG I probably ever have had in a game, it was glorious!

    The other team got off two a quick 2-0 lead in the first, but then we scored to cut their lead in half. Our team was clicking for whatever reason, great breakouts from our end and equally good offensive zone entry. Passes were being connected, sometimes three in a row! (a BHL miracle). The score was 3-1 at the end of the first, with them on top.

    Second periods typically haven't been our strong point, however last night was different. We were on fire! We scored 4 goals and completely dominated them. At one point there was a delayed penalty on them, and I kid you not, we had possession for over two minutes before it came to an end because we scored!!! I think I got at least 3 SOG from the point during that possession, it seriously was amazing! The goal on that possession came off a rebound from my point shot, so I got my first point of the game. On the ensuing Power Play we again set up in their zone and I was being fed at the point from our left winger throughout the PP, welp about a minute into it I let a clapper fly from just inside the blue line, I really got a hold of it and it went high-blocker and in!


    The third period was uneventful, no goals by any team. There were a couple penalties, including an "interference" on me, but it was our other D'man, but for some reason the ref said it was me? It was so wrong that my D partner actually went and sat in the box because he was so sure it was on him, lmfao! Oh well, it was a bad call, but I didn't argue it, just laughed it off. It felt really good to finally get a win, and get a goal and an assist! My ribs didn't hurt too bad, just felt like a nagging bruise, so I guess that is good?

    Next game is in Artesia on Saturday night, I'm going to play it by ear regarding playing, hoping to ice the ribs a bit more between now and then.
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    We won last night, 5-2. (Artesia league)

    This moves us into sole possession of second place now, as we were tied with the team we played last night. We are 7-3, with 8 games remaining. Top 4 teams will enter the playoffs.

    The game went well, ribs didn’t bother me much at all. That being said I still played a bit more conservative and did my best to avoid any contact. Had a few SOG, and got one assist from a stretch pass I made to one of our zippier Centers whom received it around center ice and then had a beautiful dangle to put the biscuit in the basket. Oh yeah, we had 8 skaters, so that was fun, but by now I’m used to being one of three defensemen so it’s not too taxing anymore.

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    Man I'm gettin an itch to play...

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