day 1620 – game ready


first game back in league action after a three month haul of rehabbing and a lot of waiting. it was a painful process that i never want to go through again but i’m glad it’s behind me now. i’ve long for this day to come and i’ll admit i had butterflies leading up to arriving at the rink. stepping on the ice for my first shift was a little strange and that comes with no surprise. the calibration process didn’t take long; i felt much better and adjusted even on my second shift. perhaps getting the adrenaline going and focusing on the game itself got my legs back under me. it feels so awesome to be officially back in game action and no signs of ill-effects coming from my hand. the happiness that’s running through my body well after the game will probably keep me up, but i have a good reason to smile and points to show for

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day 1482 – playoff pump

was super pumped for my playoff game and ready to play hard as i took my freshly retaped stick and sharpened skates to the rink. i played the strongest game i possibly could and had the firepower from the very beginning with a goal and an assist to show for. i skated on the top line, earned myself powerplay time and also awarded player of the game. even though the loss tonight ended the chick’s season, there’s still tons to take away from this season. i have taken great strides this past season and it’s really an accomplishment when the guys in the locker room nominated me as most improved player. better yet, even guys i play against are acknowledging my the progress i’ve shown

day 1459 – stick check 

struggled in the first game after taking a stinger to the knee but after a short rest, i found my legs and played a very good second game. skating on the second line is was fun; i played up to the pace of my linemates, made good plays, received passes and even cycled in the offensive zone. i think i did many right things and positional hockey. it made me feel good when guys on the bench said i played it well, though after the second bout my legs cramped and kept me from falling asleep

day 1378 – recoil

found my blue jersey just in time for spring season opener tonight. it was a fun game, getting our first win of the season helps. my ribcage feels so aggravated i had to pop more tylenols. it’s not a good sign when even lying down hurts. the constant recoil is a concern because it’s never been so unstable before. it’s calling for another visit to the chiropractor office this week. i’m starting to think the whiplash from the car accident jolted something out of place without me knowing it. i’m starting go feel like

day 1324 – section three hundred 

it was nice to switch from work and school stuff to get out a little. saw so many dodgeballers at rogers arena also catching the canucks and stars game. even though the canucks lost, we had scoring chances and late period excitements. i have enjoyed going to the handful of games this season; the goal is to be a season ticket holder down the road

day 1286 – ice level 

almost two weeks since my last chicks game but there’s two late ones scheduled this week. we had a terribly short bench rolling with two lines; that means more ice time for all. i felt i should’ve played better but was too gased by the third period. it’s scary how fast my rookie season has gone by; it’s nearing the end of the season and playoffs are just around the corner

day 1282 – blue and white

watching my two favourite teams go head to head at rogers arena. the scoreboard showed the canucks lost by a big margin, but they weren’t outplayed too badly. so lucky to see good old marleau get his milestone five hundredth tonight. we avoided buying overpriced food at the game and saved our appetite for some late night pho; i need to work off that excess tummy tomorrow