After a long, stressful year, it’s hard to believe that we are already approaching the start of another hockey season. With school beginning in a few weeks and ice getting put back into our rinks, there are plenty of reasons to get excited about another year of the sport we love.
We can’t wait to hit the ice again after taking some time away from hockey. 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:
We've all been doing our part to social distance and keep everyone safe. We probably didn't have the chance to say a proper goodbye at the end of last season.
Our teammates are more than just that, they become our friends and family. It’s great to see old faces again and to welcome new players onto the team. We will spend most of our year with this group and we can’t wait to go on the journey together. Let's work as a team on and off the ice to become better players and people.
Let's face it - we've had a lot more time on our hands recently. That means more time to practice our shooting and stickhandling. Maybe you worked on mastering a new skill. It's time to show that on the ice. Perhaps you picked up a basketball or went rollerblading and became a more well-rounded athlete. It’s an exciting time to see how much we’ve improved and to show all the new skills we've learned.
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Along with a new hockey season we are also going back to school. Our day to day routines have changed and it’s important to use our time wisely. With homework now being added to into the mix, 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.
Time management is an important tool that we will use this season. Getting the proper amount of sleep and eating the right kinds of food will help us on the ice. These are some of the responsibilities that players can help to take on at home.
These past few months have been different. It's been up to us to create our own unique ways to have fun at home and stay active. Now that we'll be back on the ice we know that we will get our bodies moving again.
The physical demands of sport means we need to monitor what we are putting into our bodies. Eating healthy and making sure we stay hydrated builds good habits and also keeps us healthy.