Sunday, December 04, 2016

JJ at Hockey Now and Then

Somewhat unexpectedly, we attended both a practice and a game of JJ's last week. I took some video clips of both and stitched some parts together. I don't love doing video, much preferring still photography, but it is nice to have a video record too.

This is for the family record, so to speak, but you might wish to stay long enough to compare this weeks skating compared to the beginning, three years ago.

First the present day practice. They sure do some excellent drills.



Some game clips. He wants to score a goal but hasn't yet. He seemed to have a chance at around the 1 minute mark but hesitated and missed taking a good shot.



Whatever the outcome of scoring attempts, it's fun to watch the progress, especially when you compare it to his beginnings three years ago when he wanted to be left alone to sit at centre ice in a funk.

I thought that I had posted all this at the time, but I see that I hadn't for some reason.



His coach tried to persuade him to get up.


JJ eventually did get up and took some of his first, tentative strides, if I may call them that. It's so much fun to look back now.

7 comments:

Haddock said...

You have stitched it well, including the slow motion.
Wish I could skate like that.

Marie Smith said...

He can sure skate now. It is hard to belueve it is the same child. Great videos!

Tabor said...

I can see you are in love with that cute young athlete.

Linda Kay said...

Such fun to be a part of the grandchildren's lives. We have football and baseball, no ice hockey in Texas.

Silver Willow said...

so adorable!!! I'm sure he loves you even more for your support of his activities. :)

Ginnie said...

This takes me back to New York and the cold winters and my middle son on the hockey rink. Your grandson has sure grown and he looks like a pro !

Jenn Jilks said...

Aw. It's so tough. We play sorry with my granddaughter and she gets upset...