Being smaller than everyone else, I knew I had to set my standards higher and work harder than everyone else to keep up. I became obsessed. There was always something about that crunch on the ice when I took that step into my cross-over, the speed of the game, the intensity, and the gift of being able to play alongside 20 of my brothers to achieve the common goal of doing something bigger than all of us. I opened that heavy entrance door for the ice rink and immediately felt that rush of eagerness to lace up the skates. With this in mind, I took a step onto that ice and my tryout debut was incredible.
Throughout my entire playing career, I have had to balance an intense hockey schedule with an intense school schedule. With two such important, yet intense activities comes a magnitude of self discipline, and time management. I had to learn how to not only excel, but become efficient at my school work. Along with being physically capable, playing hockey at such a high level increased my mental capabilities by keeping my brain thinking during games and practices. Looking back at my last four years of high school, I have realized that if I were to go back and do it all over again, I would change nothing and do the same
During my years playing hockey as a kid, I experienced many stressful situations both first hand and observed through teammates and coaches. One occasion in particular stands out, mostly due to how I was able to influence it. I was playing goal for a junior hockey team in BC, and my goalie partner at the time was very intense and emotional person. Certain things that were seemingly insignificant to me and to the other teammates, he took personally and often let it affect his state of mind and even his performance at times. Things like, players shooting pucks into his net at then end of drills and players celebrating or cheering after scoring goals in practice would really get under his skin.
Finally, Wayne has only had two overtime goals in his whole career (NHL.com). The reason is because he is not selfish and he passed the puck but he also had eight hundred and forty nine goals in his regular seasons. There are many more reasons why Wayne Gretzky is the greatest player than the worst player. Wayne Gretzky is the greatest NHL player because he did so much as a kid, won many awards because of his stats, and played on so many teams which he helped succeed. Consider working hard and putting effort into something and become successful.
Ice Hockey is one of the most entertaining sports you could see or play. I would only assume most people love at least one sport but there has been quite an issue on which sport is the best. Ice Hockey is debatably the best sport ever created because of its intensity of the sport, the amazing experience of playing at a competitive level, and Hockey is always changing. People who watch hockey, without knowing the rules of the game, usually can understand that the speed and intensity of the game is very high. On average, a normal hockey player at any level will spend about forty-five seconds on the ice.
Ice Hockey is the most popular, but there are also many different types of hockey. Roller hockey and floor hockey are also really popular in the summer and spring. There are many leagues for hockey, in the winter there are numerous leagues with various levels based on your skill. Coaches are good at advancing players to the next level, coaches have usually played the game themselves so they can provide players with a lot of hockey knowledge to make them better players. Being on a team of any type is special but being on a hockey team is even better.
As stated above, fights in hockey creates a safer sport, shifts momentum, adds a level of self officiating, and as an added bonus, both players and fans enjoy it! As people become more concerned and protective of their children, and try to ban fighting in hockey, hockey 's rich and close history with fighting should keep it as part of the sport. Instead of mother and father trying to ban fighting, they should strap a pair of skates to their feet, grab a twig, and understand what it’s all about. What’s so wrong with a little bit of trading fists? Hockey players choose to fight, and it keeps the fans cheering and coming back for more.
His reputation for getting around was well known on the ice and off it. They’d been out a few times, but he wasn’t her boyfriend. They were free to play the field which is the way they both wanted it. “I’m his date for Nicolas Ivarsson’s wedding tonight. We’re not like going out as a couple if that’s what you meant?” Nicolas was the team captain, and one hell of a great guy.
The NHL has seen its share of magical moments since 1917, when the league was founded. It was clear that these moments were going to make history as they were happening, whether we're talking about a team that won the Stanley Cup after several decades or about Wayne Gretzky's pass to Gordie Howe to achieve the most scored goals. Some of these events didn't seem big at their time, but as history sowed us, they were moments that changed the game in important ways. Here is a look at the 5 best moments in NHL history, the ones that remind us why we love hockey. 5.
One theme that is very prominent in Winterdance is the idea that hard work can bring great rewards. One time when this theme appears in the book is in the prelude when, after a night of luck and survival Paulsen takes in the gorgeous scenery all around him. “I let them run until they settled and immersed myself in the run and the beauty of the mountains.” This quote shows how after a night of barely surviving Paulsen is rewarded with great beauty and peace. All throughout the book this theme pops up when, after long hard journeys he is surprised and delighted in the rewards to be
This type of skater is the hardworking teammate willing to go out on the ice every shift and give the team their best. These types of players tend to play mean and physical in order to get the puck. They lead by example and are often captains of the team because they always put the team before themselves. Generally their skill and hard work are what makes these players successful. These are the kids that truly make a team better, they are unselfish and, like to share the puck.
Although hockey as a whole has captivated my love of the game, this specific aspect has intrigued my attention more than the rest. I have always been impressed the most with players who dangle around the opposition. For this reason, there aren’t many activities that give me as much enjoyment as the thrill of going out on a sheet of ice, and competing with another team to show off my dangles. Early on, I wanted to excel in this area of the game the most for some reason. Looking back to my beginning
Sam Morris, the “surfer-boy” star of the Renegades, has hockey running through his veins. He lives and breathes the game. The only thing he’s crazier about is his family. Trina’s love saved him from himself after a season of losing and injuries. She was his life, his partner in crime, and his biggest fan.
Six Reasons Why Sled Hockey Is So Popular Sled Hockey has just completed its first period, taking it into its second that will culminate in the playoffs in April 2016. The teams are fired up like never before and they 're melting the ice. As a growing spectator sport this dynamic team exhibition is igniting fans all over the world. More and more people are cheering the players on. What can we attribute this to?
I wasn 't a great soccer player, but after making the team I really developed persistence. To this day, I am so grateful that I made that decision to try something new and work hard at it, because this year I actually ended up starting varsity for Villa Maria soccer. Although I am very passionate about soccer, I am also passionate about other things. In fifth grade I started snowboarding. After developing a burning passion for the sport, I decided to buy a snowboard.