Thursday, August 8, 2013


Last year our grandson played hockey on a beginning "house" team and did very well. This year he wanted to try out for one of the competitive teams. Tryouts were held at the University of Alaska Anchorage's rink with four sessions over a three day period. The first day was a bit interesting to find parking with a major campus construction project where the lot had been.

The first session started with some stick skills

leading to one-on-one

and then two-on-two short scrimmages.

I thought it was fun watching his father who was at least as concerned about his chances as he was.

After the first session, it was "drop me at the door while you find a place to park."

Like any process, there's always time to wait. (His number changed with each session.)

The end result was that he was selected as a member of the Blue Devils Squirt B Minor competition team. It means a lot more ice time for practices and travel for some tournaments and games. Needless to say, he's excited and we were blessed to be there.


  1. Congratulations to the little guy! He will probably treasure that memory as long as he lives. And grandpa and grandma were there!

    1. It's been fun to watch him. Pretty impressive skills in several sports that I wouldn't have dreamed of at any age.