day 1870 – fishstick opener

watching the zamboni clean the ice before the fishsticks season opener. it’s a late game but i’ll play the game and hope that i get some shut eye before i go to work. happy to report i recorded my first point of the season with a three-two win for the team. majority of the roster remains the same as last with the addition of four players. i like it in the current tier and hope we don’t get tiered up

day 1712 – most improved


wrapped up vachl season with a loss, a game which we could have taken with the team’s build. regardless of the scoreboard, it was made fun by the good bunch i’m surrounded by. won myself a drawstring bag being handed the most improved player award. it’s been a a weird season for me having spent much time on the disabled list after a broken thumb, but came back strong to finish the season. hung out with some teammates to catch part of daniel and henrik’s final canucks game ever and then back on the ice for civil war opener. my legs are dead tired from too much action

day 1634 Рcoachella 

wasn’t intending on coaching this one but here i am early saturday morning. nine straight hours of taekwondo isn’t what i called for but at least i got to fit a hockey game in to close off the night. i was mad at myself for missing the net on the one timer off a nice feed. it was a good game overall and what matters is i’m having fun and hand is feeling just fine. i’ve never bounced off a guy to the point where i was knocked momentarily off the ice. this body will be very tired tomorrow after being physically tired for nineteen hours

day 1571 Рhome and away 

another one of my design creation turned into something rad for the entire team to work. took my manager’s advice to opt out of the reversible and get two separate jerseys. i can’t wait to be back on the ice to debut this jersey, but first i must wait to be cleared by my surgeon and physio. six weeks in a splint was what i was told by my first doctor. one doctor, one hand specialist, two surgeons, one physio, and one hand therapist later, i’m still unsure what my status is

day 1523 – family affair

dining out at dinesty with hong kong relatives from australia was a pleasure. they’ve been staying over at my house for the past couple days but haven’t had much time to interact with them at all. i’m glad i was able to arrange a time to take them out for dinner before they leave tomorrow morning. it was slightly rushed dinner before i had to go off to my hockey game. i’m officially on the board for vachl with my assist today. the point came at the expense of my butt falling hard on pants that no longer have proper padding

day 1515 – vachl debut

my legs hates me for pushing it so hard so often but here i am excited to be playing my first game with new vachl teammates. the bench was short but it was a lot fun and i made some good plays plus shots of goal. the game was fun and the pace is similar to what i’m used to so no big adjustments needed. i’m expecting myself to make great improvements this season and take my game to the next level. next game mental note to self i need to bring hockey socks, replenish hockey bag with tape supply, and find time to sharpen skates. it’s inexcusable i failed to have those necessities done for today

day 1503 – evaluation

vachl evaluation day for us new league players to be placed on teams. we skated through a number of skating and stick handling drills before a scrimmage. it was all pretty standard; was hoping my pregame workout didn’t tire out my legs as much. slightly shaken after a goalie poke check inadvertently speared me in the ribs but two breakaway goals to be happy about. it’s the first time mo decided show up to any of my hockey action; i thought i did fairly well for the most part. a subtle elated feeling to see that he can be there sometimes, even if he was only there for the hockey