|My big boy, playing Novice 2|
|My little boy starting IP 1|
What I am amazed with in watching my youngest is thinking back on how for my oldest has come in 3 years of hockey. He was the wobbly footed 5 year old skater, proud as punch to have a stick in his hand. He's now faster footed that any of us in the family and has that hockey stride going on. Where my 5 year old is figuring out how to push the puck down the ice, my 8 year old is working on a fairly decent and accurate wrist shot. My youngest is starting to skate backwards a little, and my oldest skates backwards with confidence to play defense. I'm really impressed with the coaching for both boys this year. My little guy gets the small group attention that a beginning skater needs. My oldest has noticed that practices have been kicked up a notch and they are drilling him hard and it is paying off.
So happy hockey season out there fellow hockey moms! See you at the arena with a cup of Tim's in your hand :)