Sunday, December 09, 2018

Home Tournament

More hockey. It's winter in Canada after all.

JJ's team had their home tournament yesterday, a one day event that had them playing three games. They won two, lost one, and finished in 3rd place. The team that they lost to was really really strong: good size with excellent skaters and stickhandlers.

JJ had a tumble in the first game. I like how the ice/snow kicks up.

The goalie led the celebration after the first win.

The boys were a bit over-powered in the second game with much action around their net.

Goal for the other team

Despite being very busy in that game, the goalie enjoyed a relaxing moment with the puck in the other zone.

Third Game: and a chance to drive the play more. 

When the referee points like that, it's a goal. And the players' stick are raised in celebration. They scored a lot and won handily.

Traditionally, there is a team photo on the ice after winning the final game of a tournament, but there was a bit of a mix-up, so I was asked to take one in the small dressing room. With a long lens it was difficult to get back far enough to get the whole team in. Ironically, it is my own grandson who was cut off on the right.

But I did get this photo of JJ all alone but still in action.


Jenn Jilks said...

Great photos. Really well done. What fun.

Mara said...

I was wondering where JJ had gone! Although I did recognise him in the end. Well, the visible part anyway.

Vicki Lane said...

Go JJ! I'm impressed with anyone who can skate, let alone play hockey.

William Kendall said...

Excellent action shots!

I never picked up learning how to skate.

Tabor said...

This is one crazy and wild sport. My daughter is a good friend of Dave Schultz's sons' wife...if that means anything. That is as close as I can get to what is happening here.

Marie Smith said...

Great photos, AC. The last one is my favourite.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

great final shot of your grandson. I imagine you are having as much fun as the players, and don't have to be on the ice.