Aidan at Beach

Aidan at Beach

Monday, December 9, 2013

A Free Day

We were hardly home at all this weekend.  And all because of hockey.  It was fun, though!

Friday night was Aidan's House League practice. He was goalie this weekend, so he was practicing on his goalie moves. 

Saturday, Aidan had a CBHL game with his Select team.  They went up against our rivals, Reston.  But, a big surprise before the game. . .the shell and warm up suit came!!!  The boys were so excited!!

Pretty cool!!!  And then, they all came out and lined up waiting to go out on the ice. . .and then Reston came out.  Look at these boys stare the Reston team down!!!

They won the game 15-3.  And for those who don't know, the CBHL rules indicate it is up to the teams and the Ref to stop a game if one team goes up by 10 or more points.  The second half, our boys used as a practice to work on the Offensive Zone Box and Breakouts. 

Sunday we were expecting snow for most of the day.  We knew our House League game would happen but we weren't sure about the CBHL game in the afternoon.  It started snowing as we left our house for the Ice House and apparently continued to snow all during that game, which our Forest Green team won. . .yeah!!!

We had a couple of hours to kill, so we went to breakfast and then went to torment Grandma and Grandpa with our over exuberance.  : )  Meanwhile, Aidan was completely and totally goofy in his warm up suit, Santa hat and funny glasses!!  : )

We headed back to the Ice House for our afternoon game while it continued to snow.  Our opponent, Chevy Chase, Maryland showed up, but the A2 opponent-NOVA did not.  I don't know if that is a forfeit or if they reschedule.  Anyway, our A1's played another great game and won 16-3 (see comment on rules above).  Again, they worked on practicing some moves during the second half.  Here below, you can see Aidan's line setting up the Offensive Zone Box. . .Aidan is the closest one to us.  They scored three goals during this shift!

After that game, we headed home to shovel and have some chili, which I smartly set up in the crock pot before we left in the morning.  The snow had changed to sleet and Aidan was still able to play some with the neighbors before dinner.  It wasn't until later that it changed to freezing rain. . .
We got the word late in the afternoon that schools would be closed today and then I found out this morning my work would be closed for the day.  So, we get a FREE DAY!! 
Good thing too as this is what I saw when I looked out the window this morning. . .and that is on top of the four inches of snow.  Snow is fine.  Ice is not. 

And so, I leave you with a have a great day and stay safe out there!  Especially if you are dealing with any of this crazy crazy weather!!

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