A solid return

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.