I had a great return to the hockey rink on Sunday, but the result was not what I wanted. Lost 5-3, and while I was upset with the end result, I was more upset at every bounce that went against me. A couple shots went by even after I got pieces of them. Maybe if I am on my game, we win that game. Still, how often am I on my game now that I am pushing 40.
Still, it was good to get out there and play again. The last two weeks have been filled with everything but hockey. Starting a new job has taken a good chunk of time out. I should take more time out for hockey on the break between seasons, but with USA Hockey refereeing starting up here in a couple months, I really don’t have a lot of motivation to do so. Refereeing is something I really enjoy and it seems that during the summer months, I have a limited time I am away from skating and playing hockey. In the fall, winter, and spring it seems I am always on the ice.
Looking forward to playing later this week that’s for sure.