|Luke and Liam at Mariucci Arena, Home of the Men's Golden Gopher Hockey team|
|Liam waiting to get on the ice|
|Finn and Aiden watching the game|
|The Team before the game|
|Center Ice before the game|
|Luke was really excited to play goalie|
|A trip to the WILD game|
|Fun time at the game|
|Sitting with Friends at the WILD game|
|MN WILD vs. St. Louis Blues|
|Finn and Daddy on our backyard ice|
|All SuperMite teams from House League played each other over the weekend. They divided the four teams into six teams and had three scrimmages going on the ice. Lots of fun to watch!|
|Due to some very unusual warmer temps in the 30's, we took a break from skating last week on the backyard rink. John finally has the rink back up and running after a few warm days of melting. Finn has been asking to go out and skate so I am glad we have a bit longer. |
Luke, Liam, and Aiden received tickets to an NHL WILD hockey game for Christmas. The game was against the St. Louis Blues and the WILD won 5 to 1. It was super fun for the boys (and John). This was Aiden's first trip to the Excel center for an NHL game and Luke and Liam's second trip. Very generous gift from Santa this year!
Luke and Liam are playing on a winter league for hockey in addition to their regular house league hockey. We initially turned down the opportunity, but later decided to give it a try. It has given the boys a chance to have several full ice games. In their house league, they only skate cross ice with a few full ice games and the rest of the season is spent doing lots of practicing on stick handling skills, skating frontwards and backwards, skating around cones, etc...This league has been a nice break from all the practice and a fun way to learn and play various positions on the ice. Their games are at either Mariucci or Ridder arenas which is where the men's and women's gopher teams play as well.