Ever since I was a child, my parents have kept me involved in sports. Growing up I played many sports, but the one sport that stuck out to me was hockey. I have been playing hockey at a competitive level for the past 11 years and while playing hockey has given me the experience of being in a team environment, it has also taught me to work towards a common goal. Through the past 11 year of playing competitive hockey, I have had some incredible experiences that have morphed me into a more well rounded individual. Playing hockey at such a competitive level has granted me many opportunities that many other people my age haven't had the chance to do.
The Great One, Wayne Gretzky “ You miss 100% of the shots you never take”( Wayne Gretzky). Wayne Gretzky, also known as The Great One, was born to be an athlete. Wayne Gretzky played his first NHL game when he was seventeen years old and played for twenty one years until he was thirty seven. He was so good that people from all over the world would come and watch him play. Because Gretzky accomplished so many things in his early life, won many awards because of his stats, and played on so many teams which he helped them succeed, Wayne Gretzky is the greatest NHL player One reason, Wayne Gretzky is the greatest NHL player is because he accomplished so many things early in his life.
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.
As a kid I played a ton of hockey. My grandpa has an ice rink behind his house and every winter I would be over there as much as possible. I played so much that I was playing with the kids twice my size and still keeping up with them. Although they were a lot stronger than me so it was very tough to keep the puck away from them. As a kid my dream was to become an NHL hockey player and play for the Detroit Red Wings.
At points I would put what I needed to do in order to succeed in hockey ahead of school because until I was a sophomore in high school I was foolish enough to believe I had a shot of going big in hockey. All of this leads to my main point that I wasn’t born with an athlete identity however, I created one by pursuing a sport I am passionate about and would do anything I can to help myself succeed in it. A scholarly journal essay written by Shaun Boren called The Recreational Sports Journal talks about different athletes and how they had dreams of going big and the youth life certain athletes lived from 6am practices to missing school due to travel for a sport. While reading this journal I couldn’t help but think of myself as I lived a very similar lifestyle. A direct quote being “The horrendous wakeups the fun in the hotel hallways and being yelled at by hotel staff for being to loud all helped shaped the athlete I am today.” I vividly remember getting up at 4:30 on a Saturday morning for a 6am practice, the frequent travel and
Having played ice hockey for the fifteen years and counting, I have been an observer to all the beauty that this game has to offer. From the peaceful quiet of getting prepared to play, to the sudden rush of emotion and energy of putting on the helmet. From that moment, that I step on the ice the adrenaline pumps through my body uncontrollably and my heart begins to race. The sweat begins to pour down my face like I am in the middle of a rain storm. Every time a goal is scored the crowd erupts in a simultaneous rumble that brings joy to anyone on the team.
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.
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.
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.
Today is that day. Today is the day I’m going to win the Stanley Cup. During the season I stayed at the Staal residence with the Staal brothers, Eric and Jordan. Eric is one of the best hockey players I have ever seen. In the past couple of seasons were rough for him.
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.
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.
Harkins, a Cleveland, Ohio native, has become a reliable and trustworthy option for the Prince George Cougars. He’s a blue collar center, who never quits on a play and has consistently been one of the best players on the ice for Prince George. Harkins has 15 goals and 25 assists on the season, slightly behind his 79-point pace from one year ago, but the team has relied upon him as an important piece of one of the best penalty-killing units in the league. He has been deployed against some of the top competition in the league, and will have a difficult matchup as he tries to contain one of the best forwards in the WHL this
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?