Thursday, October 03, 2013

Hockey is kinda super awesome.

Tonight was momentous. I went to my first ever hockey game, and it was marvelous. Seriously. I mean first off, who doesn't like a sport where fighting is allowed and the men have beards? But then it gets better. It's graceful and rough all at the same time. Their skating is so smooth and their movements are so quick. You looked away for a second and bam! Goal. You missed that one. Wham! Someone is in the penalty box. Should've been paying attention.

BYU has a hockey team. Who knew? Not many. Well, now you do thanks to this blog. What what! It's a club team and this semester I am part of a team assigned to do their social media. #stoked on so many levels. They play at the Peaks Ice Arena that was built for the 2002 Winter Olympics. The arena can hold 2,300 people but the extra seats aren't out all the time. The Zambonis are huge. Way bigger than Ice Palace's. Did you know that the ice is only 3/4 inches thick? I was told by multiple people that it would be really cold, so I wore a hat, scarf, mittens, brought an extra jacket, and two blankets. #prepared #bettersafethansorry

I don't know what's going on in these pictures or what happened where they had to reset. Puck off? I think the one in the middle is because there was a goal scored. I do know that BYU was down 2-0, tied it up, then was down again 3-2, tied it up again, #20 got a hat trick (!!!), and there was a goal in the last five seconds of the game because the goalie was out playing and not guarding the goal. The guy who shot it must have good aim. #slapshot


Other than being super stinky, I was told hockey players have a lot of shoulder injuries, which makes sense because they check each other a lot and get hit against the sides and what not. Fighting in college isn't allowed, but it's still a really physical sport. They fall down, get tripped, drop their stick, and have to get right back up. My brother and sister would not do well in hockey. #weakshoulders #lastpickformyhockeyteam

I used to go on field trips to Ice Palace, a local ice rink in Hawaii, the only ice rink on O'ahu, and used to think the red dots in the ice were blood from people whose fingers got cut off when they fell down. Makes sense right? If you fall down, someone will skate past you and slice your fingers off. I've already had one too many fingers shaved off. Not trying to lose another. It may not grow back another time. 

I had a great time. My hockey experience is off to a FANtastistic start.

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