day 1203 – world juniors

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the best of the juniors started pouring into burnaby a few days ago and will be here this week for the biggest event in vancouver since olympic 2010. the rink i usually play hockey in is now converted into four hexagonal rings. the accreditation centre and training centre was full of big shots and young stars. never knew i could shake hands with or talk to so many masters in one day

day 1184 – oregon venue

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teammates and i arrived at the oregon venue after a red-eye drive. my day and night is all mixed up after being up for so long; first real meal of the day was past 3pm. i had points of starvation and points of food overload, which can’t be good at all. competitors from different countries are checked in including canada, united states, mexico, guatemala and ecuador. we did a little bit of everything today including homework, practice, meeting, eat and grocery shop. tomorrow is the big day for some of my teammates. for the first time in quite a while, i won’t be fighting with them on the same mat, but i’ll be cheering them on from the side