And they're off...
Kath talks about the start of their day and hers in her eloquent way on her blog here
No, not school, yet, that's tomorrow for our kids...
What has begun is Zach's travel hockey season...yeah, you knew it wouldn't be long until that started back up and dominated much of this blog again.
Zach has made the top Mite level team this year - Mite 1 - and is very excited for a challenging and fun season. He has several players that came with him from his Mite 3 team from last year, several that were on Mite 2 and his spring league team, and a few new ones from within the Strongsville system and other newcomers as well.
Practices started yesterday morning and then the team had a brunch and parent meeting/team building exercise at our team managers' house.
We've already got the practice schedule for the rest of August and September, and I think about two-thirds of the way through September pre-season games start.
Here's hoping for a great and competitive travel hockey season!
Go Mustangs! Go Mite 1!
What will the future bring, who knows? But I know I want all the rest of my years to be with her.
Love you honey!
Guess what my son found at a yard sale yesterday?
It's all he can think about right now...isn't that crazy?
Who didn't have one of these? I didn't...but I remember playing the one my cousins had when I visited them.
Have had a hard time pinning down an exact date these things came about, so just guessing there in the title of this post. Anybody know? My son would love to know how old it may be.
News came in yesterday morning that Scotty Bowman would announce that he was taking a senior advisor for hockey operations position with the Chicago Blackhawks after 15 years with the Red Wings organization as a coach and in the front office.
You know what? I'm fine with this. Sure I'd have loved for Scotty to go out (when he ever does...) with the Wings organization, but this opportunity for him to work with his son Stan Bowman, the AGM of the Blackhawks, will be nice for him.
Some items from some stories around this:
From AP: quoting Scotty - 'It's always a tough decision when you leave an organization like Detroit,' said Bowman, who won nine Stanley Cup titles as a coach, including three with the Red Wings. 'It was a wonderful ride for 15 years. I spoke with all the people I worked with, including the ownership, and they understand the situation (is) an opportunity to come to Chicago to be with Stan.'
Ken Holland quoted in a Ken Campbell Hockey News article - 'When he got to Detroit, we had a lot of talented players,' said Red Wings GM Ken Holland. 'He took us from being a talented team to being a championship team. He got (Slava) Fetisov and (Igor) Larionov to come here and he put The Russian Five (Sergei Fedorov, Larionov, Slava Kozlov, Fetisov and Vladimir Konstantinov) together. He's the one who transformed Steve Yzerman from a great offensive player to a great two-way player.'
From IWOCPO at Abel to Yzerman - "Good luck Scotty. Thanks for ending 42 years of frustration. And thanks for doing it again. And again. Oh, and again."
Good luck Scotty with the Hawks, we'll see you for sure on January 1st, 2009!