Jack has a hockey tournament coming up this weekend and, in a happy turn of events, it is within close driving distance of my house! No billion-hour bus trips for us this time! (Don’t worry; there is a travel tournament this spring with all its accompanying chaos.) Even better than that, all of Team Stimey will get to attend. I’m so excited!
Having been to hockey tournaments before with names such as Special Hockey International Tournament (aka, SHIT) and Special Hockey Ex-traaah-vah-gaaaahn-za, I was a little disappointed that the people behind Jack’s upcoming tournament called it the UCT Winter Hockey Festival, giving me so little comedy fodder to work with.
Fortunately, I have all kinds of AWESOME fodder to work with, namely number 42!
That is Jack’s best friend there in the blue. He is number 43, which makes Jack endlessly happy that they are only one apart. It makes ME endlessly happy that the two of them get to skate together.
Also, in case you don’t see the full awesomeness potential in the above photo, here is a way cuter picture of #42:
I mention this, because…HOCKEY! TOURNAMENT! And also to invite any of you special hockey boosters in the area to come experience a little bit of what I am talking about when I talk about special hockey.
Going to a special hockey tournament is unlike anything I have ever done. It is amazing. It is magic.
Jack and I welcome friends to join us at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel this Saturday and/or Sunday to watch some great hockey. The Cheetahs have four teams playing, from super competitive, skilled A teams to C teams with more players like Jack who are still working on the more advanced skills.
All of said teams kick ass and are super awesome to watch.
Jack’s team (the Montgomery Cheetahs C Team Purple) will be playing three games, as follows:
1 pm: vs. Columbus Blue Jackets, Logsdon arena
5:30 pm: Opening Ceremonies, Patrick arena
8 am: vs. NOVA Cool Cats, Logsdon arena
11 am: vs. Space Coast Supercanes, Whitey’s rink (This one is outside, I think. Bring blankets.)
If you come and can’t find us, just follow the sounds of Quinn shouting that he’s cold and miserable and/or the sight of a mop of unruly blond hair sticking up out of a mass of blankets that seem to be holding an iPad.
You don’t have to come see Jack though. There will be great hockey on every rink throughout the weekend. If you do want to see Jack though, be prepared for one of the following:
I hope some of you can make it, but if not, be sure to check back here next week for all of the news, photos, and fun—oh, and also the magic of special hockey.