It all came down to the second to last game of the hockey season. The playoffs started and we had made it onto the semi-finals. The whole team began to warm up for the biggest game of the season. Everyone knew the magnitude of the game and what had to get done in order to win.
It was an early, dark winter’s morning in January. As I walked into a warm lobby rolling my bag behind. There was a rush of people going every which way; you would never have guessed it was 6 in the morning. Everyone seemed so awake and ready for the day ahead of them. As I continues walking with my bag in one hand and my father’s hand in the other I could feel the cold approaching.
“Next, put your hands together for the Michigan City Wolves,” said the announcer. This meant we were two groups away from performing. The team I cheered for was the La Porte Slicers Pop Warner Midget Cheer Team. The midget team is the oldest team you can be on for Pop Warner.
Fighting is an archaic, barbaric tactic that not only does more harm than good, but no longer serves a purpose in today’s NHL. This is according to Noah Bonner, author of How to solve the NHL’s fighting (and concussion) problem. He tries to sway modern fans of the game by using a witty, ironic, satirical argument that insists fighting is still in intrical part of the game. He argues not only that any connections between fighting and head-related injuries are a hoax, but that the NHL should, in fact, crank the violence back up to the levels it was before. Bonner begins to use satire from the start, using an ironic tone to describe what’s wrong with the NHL.
When I first started Carolina Courts I had no idea what I was getting into. First the season started horrible then our final game we reach the championships. I had no idea how unpredictable this season was going to be. If I could do it again I wouldn't have changed a thing. I was so excited as I saw the door of Carolina Courts this was going to be a great season.
Heartbreak Hockey In October of 2000, the Columbus Blue Jackets became one of the thirty teams to grace the ice of the National Hockey League. But since the establishment of this rookie team, Blue Jackets fans would currently laugh at the thought of the team being able to grace the ice. Yeah, they’re that bad. Tormented by a series of unfortunate events, followed by the false hopes of resurrection, the hearts and minds of Blue Jackets fans are surely tender.
Last year I played basketball for the Bath team and Red Cedar team. In my last game I had 24 points, over 10 rebounds, and 5 blocks. After the game the opposing coach came up to me and asked if I wanted to join an AAU team and at the time I didn’t know what that was. He gave me his number and I learned that AAU was a league for really good basketball players.
Left It All Out On The Field This quote is from the daily record, mentioning me after the Smithville football game. “As much as he tried to fight it, Chippewa’s Jake Hall couldn 't control his emotions. Like many of his teammates, the senior linebacker left just about everything he had in him on the field friday night in a 23-20 overtime win at Smithville in Wayne County Athletic league play”. This was by far my best game of my senior year football season.
This was the big game that we were all looking forward to. This team that we are playing are our rivals. If we were to win this game then we would be region champions. We all got into the bus and put our headphones in. No one said a word to anyone.
It was almost 5 minutes till the end of the football game I was cheering at. The score was 14-6 and the Pirates were losing to the Barnegat Bengals. It was getting close to the end of the game so they really needed to score a touchdown. This could be the game that the Pirates won at. “Hopefully, this heat won't affect their playing!”
After about a year and a half of roller hockey, one of my best friends got me and a ice hockey stick for my birthday. My buddy, Grayson was moving from roller to ice hockey that year and was trying to get my attention with the new stick. A few weeks later we were on the same hockey team. A month later I got a taste of playing in a professional arena when I was only 6! My midget house hockey league got invited to play midgets on ice during intermission of a Washington Capitals game.