Archive for Hockey

POD: Taking a shot

Tonight I thought I’d share this animated gif of Violet taking a shot during tonight’s practice.

POD: Celebrating

Tonight we have a picture of Violet’s hockey team celebrating their second win in a row. A strong 5-2 win over a team that beat them 6-3 last time they played. It’s been amazing to watch how much better all the girls are getting. I guess the endless trips to the  rink are paying off.

POD: Breaking Away


Another weekend of hockey is behind us. It was a pretty good weekend, after losing 4-2 on Saturday, they managed to tie the same team 2-2 on Sunday.  It was a close game, with Orangeville taking a 2 -1 lead over the Dolphins with just over 2 minutes left in the game. It took pulling the goalie, but with just over a minute left Violet put in the tieing goal. It was a great game. Today’s picture is from late in the game, Violet is carrying the puck in for what should have been a great scoring chance. Unfortunately, she was pulled down by two skaters from the other team before she could get a shot or a pass off.

POD: Last game of the Season

Today Violet played her last ball hockey game of the EMBHL season. Sure she might play on a team at provincials, but this is the end of the red team season. They had a chance of winning it all but came up just short. Losing 4-3. today’s picture of the day is Violet and Lucas discussing what play they were going to try their next shift. Between them, they scored all the Red team’s goals, Lucas with 2 and Violet with one. They came close to tying it up in the final minutes but just couldn’t do it. Still, it was a good season for Violet, who missed a few games with her broken arm.

POD: A special moment at HockeyFest

Today was Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest, an event Violet had been looking forward to for weeks. A chance to skate with her hero Natalie Spooner. When she broke her arm last week we were so worried that she’d miss it. I’m so glad that it turned out to be such a memorable day for my little Hockey Diva.

POD: Jersey Preview

Between the issues with my blog and family commitments, I’m having trouble keeping up with my renewed focus on blogging. But more is to come, for now here is a sneak peek at what Violet’s Jersey will look like next hockey season.

POD: Hockey Pillow

Today I thought I’d share the amazing end of season gift Violet got from her DS team this season.

POD: Sunday Morning Practice

The girls take shots on their goalie during Sunday morning DS Practice.

POD: Furies Game

Today we headed to the CWHL Game to watch the Toronto Furies take on the Brampton Thunder. Violet’s favourite player, Natalie Spooner plays (Number 24) for the Furies and scored a hattrick. It wasn’t enough for the furries to defeat the Thunder, which was ok for Violet and her teammates because three of the Brampton players coach the girl’s hockey teams, and they came to play. It was a great game, ending 4-3 with Brampton scoring the winner in the final minute of the game.

POD: Hockey Drills

Tonight I thought I’d share something a little different. An animated GIF from Violet’s DS practice. When I watch this I can’t help be amazed at how much better she gets every time she steps on to the ice.