During my short life, I have not had many life altering experiences; however, one thing that has changed me for the better is playing hockey. Since I started playing hockey in eighth grade it has been something I have become passionate about for various reasons. One reason is my love for the game in general, and more specifically for playing goalie, the one position that holds the balance of the scoreboard. The second reason is being a part of a team. This is important to me because it gives a strong sense of purpose to the player. Playing hockey has allowed me to meet new people, learn to work with others towards a common goal, and also be a leader to those who need it. Being a goalie is a position unlike any other. It is the only position in any team sport that has you playing for a team, but at the same time makes you feel like the most alone person on the planet. For example your team can be performing …show more content…
In this instance the opposing team forced a turnover skated the puck into your zone set up a well practiced play, maybe a shot from the point using their forwards as a screen so you could not even see the puck, but as the puck sails into your net glooming looks of disappointment are being conveyed from your team, coach, and half the crowd. You may wonder why someone would want that type of pressure, and I will be the first to tell you that it is not for the faint of heart. Honestly however I love it. And you must love the pressure in order to play this position. But one thing I strongly believe is that no one straps on the pads and instantly loves the euphoric highs, and catastrophic lows that come with playing goalie. It is something you build up; something that you have to work at. It does not come overnight; it comes only after a
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As a freshman Ean had never played goalie, previously playing as a defensemen. Our program was in need of a goalie and Ean being the natural leader he is stepped up to fill the role as a freshman. This is where as a coaching staff we discovered our future goaltender for the next four years. From the first day Ean was the hardest working young man on the field.
It allows him to break free from the torment and abuse he experiences at the school and in the past with his family. The game provides Saul with a sense of identity. He notes that “on the ice, [he feels] free” (22). Saul only sees hockey as a game, not something competitive or violent. He uses hockey to get away from problems that seem to follow him everywhere.
When I was ten, I scored three-hundred and seventy-eight goals in a season. That’s around five goals per game. An Ontario newspaper had nicknamed me “The Great Gretzky,” which ended up staying with me over the years. When I was just fourteen, I moved to Toronto, Canada. My family continued to support me, even though I had to move away from them at such a young and fragile age, all for hockey.
Joining the lacrosse team, supplemented by joining the wrestling team and moving away for my first year of college, has helped to me recognize who I am as a person and where I want to be in my life. I wish to become the best version of myself that I possibly can be, and when I
(14) . It is a sport that allows, not only the players but also the fans to get away from their lives when it can be difficult and enjoy themselves, even if it is for a short time. Hockey has not only become a significant part of people’s lives, but also a significant part of countries all around the world, “Stanley Cup hockey games were national events that shaped how cities and regions saw themselves and each other.” (2108) . Various countries around the world either play professionally, or just cheer on the game, but the Stanley Cup allowed the players to represent their countries and show others what they were capable of.
Participating in sports highlights my ability to work with teammates and focus in difficult situations. I have been captain on my volleyball team since seventh grade and captain on my club volleyball team for the last two years. Each year
The National Hockey League has a problem, but it’s not the one you think it is. For decades, a group of contemptible, no-guts, cowardly momma’s boys have been trying to eradicate one of the more integral and important parts of the sport: Fighting. Since 1922, the NHL has wisely allowed bare-knuckle fighting. This has had many benefits over the years. For starters, it’s given employment to hundreds of players who couldn’t otherwise make an NHL roster, except for the fact that they can beat a guy senseless.
Start off in practice each day trying to win each rep, and eventually you will begin to see results that lead you towards your goal. Surrender yourself to the process and not the end results. With continuous hard work and dedication the results will come naturally. Once one does this one’s accomplishments will rise
As I grew older, I came to the realization that sports were not just a game, they with life lessons. Without sports, I would not have been in the same place I am today. They have taught me the importance of teamwork, attitude, and perseverance. In almost every sport, a team is a family and with them you are nothing. You learn to rely on the person
Persuasive Essay Hockey is a game that has been around for many generations, there is nothing more special than the game of hockey. On March 3, 1875, the first organized indoor game was played at Montreal's Victoria Skating Rink between two nine-player teams, including James Creighton and several McGill University students. Hockey is a very special sport that is ranked one of the most popular sports in the world. Hockey is a game that has made a huge impacted in my life and many other people's lives, it is a special game that can be played in many places. Ice Hockey is the most popular, but there are also many different types of hockey.
Did you know every human body has 206 bones? Instead of having 206 bones, I have 206 ½ today. This is definitely a story I was never going to forget about, with all the pain, tears, and laughs involved. In P.E. one day in 8th grade, for our unit we played basketball.
Through hard work and dedication, I quickly began to excel in hockey, but to me, hockey wasn't about winning, in my mind it about making it to the NHL and coming together as a team. Yet one of those things was worse than I thought. I joined a league where I could play and make friends, while we all worked towards the same goal. From that point on I moved higher in the divisions, trying to create what I thought was a capable future of sports.
Dedication is the secret to success for many athletes. I started playing mini-mite travel hockey when I was five years old. At that level they focused on teaching us basics of skating and hockey skills. After playing travel hockey for a couple years, I quit hockey all together for coaching difficulties.