|Luke and Liam both skated in a tournament together this weekend and it was so fun to watch.|
|John and boys getting ready for their game|
|We WON the championship!!|
|1st place for 2008 Pacific division at the Independent Classic AAA Hockey Tournament|
|Luke with the trophy|
|Luke and Liam|
|Mom and the Boys|
|The 2008 Euro Blue Team for Spring 2018|
|Finn enjoyed a birthday party while we were at a hockey game|
|Face-off on the ice (Liam is on left wing on bottom right and Luke is left defense also at bottom right)|
Our spring was a busy one with SIX hockey tournaments in a row. We spent 5 weekends at various rinks for 6 tournaments. We ended up with two 1st place trophies, one 2nd place, two 3rd place, and one 5th place trophy. It was a good season, but I am glad we have a break for awhile.
The 6th tournament was a particularly fun one to watch. Liam's team played their second tournament of the AAA spring season, but they were short on players due to some baseball tournaments so Luke was able to skate. Yes, he skated! No goalie gear. Although he loves playing goalie, he misses skating so this was a fun opportunity for him. He played awesome and by the end of the weekend, he had gained much of what he lost from not skating much this year while he was in net. Luke is twice as big as most kids his age so despite a few "big kid" penalties on him, he doesn't let much through. He played solid defense with several assists, blocks, and big defensive plays.
Liam also played well scoring several goals which is big for Liam because he is typically a dependable player, but not always the one to score or be overly aggressive. He is solid on defense, scrappy in the corners getting the puck, and faster than anyone on his team. When he turns on his speed, he can out skate just about anyone to the puck. He had several assists, breakaways, and scored several goals so it was a great tournament for Liam.
The best part of the weekend for John and I was, no doubt, watching the boys skate together. It was so fun to see them both on the ice and it is a lot less stressful to watch your child skate than it is to watch them in the net!