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Why We're Excited for the New Hockey Season

By Ontario Minor Hockey Association, 09/13/17, 9:30AM EDT

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Five reasons why we can't wait for puck drop

It’s hard to believe that we are already at the middle of September.

With school in its second week and a new season of hockey just around the corner for some or now underway for others, there are plenty of reasons to get excited about another year of the sport we love.

The summer break was fun but we can’t wait to hit the ice again. After taking some time away from hockey to grow as well-rounded athletes, it’s time to lace up our skates and pick up our sticks to get another puck drop going.

Here are just some of the reasons that the new hockey season has us excited:

Reunion: Our teammates are more than just that, they become our friends and family. It’s an exciting time to see old faces again and to welcome new players onto the team. We will spend most of our year with these people and we can’t wait to go on the journey together.

New Skills: We’ve spent the off-season growing our skills by playing other sports and all that hard work will be shown on the ice. Perhaps you picked up a basketball or completed one of the OMHA Players Club challenges. It’s an exciting time to see how much we’ve improved over the summer months.

Circle the Calendar: That annual tournament is just around the corner! We are counting down the days until we hit the road for one of the most fun times of the year. From pizza parties to visiting local attractions, tournaments are one of the best tools for team bonding off the ice.

Balancing Act: It’s important to use our time wisely. With homework now being added to our daily schedules, creating a plan for managing our time with hockey becomes ever more crucial. Both homework and hockey are important and giving maximum effort in both will only lead to more success.

Represent: We get to showcase the pride we have in our hometown every time we hit the ice. Being respectful at the rink and wearing our jersey shows that we care about where we are from and want to leave a positive impression on those around us.

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