With my two rollerhockey teams set for next season, I am now turning my attention to something different. No longer am I wanting to join more teams, 2 roller and 1 ice team is enough (if my ice team comes back that is). I am turning my attention to something different. A new challenge so to speak, and its something I have wanted to do for a long time.
Becoming an ice hockey referee.
I am really going to make a push to ref more this season. I have went through the courses, but I have to get recertified here in about a month. Still, the end result will be me playing less hockey and reffing more. I am not going to plan on moving away from goaltending entirely next season or even in the next year. I do however want to start thinking about my long term plan.
The main reason I am doing this is because I don’t want to be a detriment to the team I play for. I promised myself when I could no longer make a difference playing rec league hockey, I would step away from the game. At age 37, I have nowhere to go but down now. I have had so much success and good fortune playing all these years.