Tuesday, January 03, 2017

JJ's Goal and More

Jonathan played in a hockey tournament on the 28th and scored his first goal ever.

But nobody in the family saw it.

Dad was working, Grandma and Grandpa were permitted to miss the early game, and Mom had been briefly called away.

He was ecstatic to score but disappointed that nobody was there to witness the historical event.

So, he scored again in the second game.

From my seat in the bleachers, I was able to catch him just before he released the shot.

Sue was sitting beside me taking videos since I find her little camera is often better than my big one for videos, and, besides, I prefer shooting photos. She caught the whole play, right up to the actual scoring part, that is. The short clip shows how he got the puck at centre ice and skated in past the defenders to score. You will hear Sue being quite enthusiastic in the clip.

He received Player of the Game honours for that game.

He also had a good play that came close to scoring in the third and final game in which they won the gold medal.

A few more shots.

He's become quite a good skater.

Chasing down the puck.

Passing the puck.

With the medal.

Finally, I have put some of Sue's clips together into one montage: just for the record.


Marie Smith said...

JJ has improved tremendously. Grandma is having a great time. How wonderful for you both to be able to participate in the lives of the grandkids as you do!

Shammickite said...

That's really good, so glad that your grandson is enjoying Canada's National Game!

Debbie said...

ice hockey - one of my favorites, soccer tops all sports. they are so little/young but wow what great players and what great games j played!!! you captured some great memories in your images!!

Mara said...

Is it too soon to ask for his autograph you think?

Silver Willow said...

YAY for him! He's doing so well!!!

Tabor said...

Such a joy to see them succeed in something that they love to do.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

It seems like just yesterday that you had posted about JJ's first experiences on the ice and now he's a star!

Ginnie said...

He is really making you proud ... and he's handsome to boot. (Where did the little boy go?)

Vicki Lane said...

What fun! I remember watching my younger boy playing soccer and how emotional we would get.

Debbie said...

You left me an awesome comment today, many thanks!!!

Jenn Jilks said...

That's so fun! How great it is you are near to them!!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Kathleen's Blog said...

Wow!!! Awesome playing!

That deserves a pizza supper or a trip to McDonald's, Grandpa...tehe :)

Ruth said...

Great speed and stick-handling!