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.