Monday, December 6, 2010

Squirt A hockey home opener vs. Fargo Flyers

The Moorhead Squirt A team made their debut last night against rivals from across the river, Fargo Flyers.  The Flyers came into the game 9-0, and have been skating together as a team for some time.  Conversely, our team, has only practiced 3 times together.  We had no idea what to prepare ourselves for and watched in nervous anticipation. One of our coached predicted we would lose, 8-2, if we were lucky.


Nolan warming up.

 
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The goalie is tucked into the net with the team surrounding him... they are pumping each other up.

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Nolan making a move for the puck.

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Nolan taking a practice shot warming up our goalie
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Goal Moorhead, #19.  Tie game 3-3.
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Heading into the last few minutes of the game... time out on the bench...
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We lost.  4-3.  But I've never seen so many smiles after a game that ended in a loss.  We didn't get blown out.  They boys played with heart.  They passed the puck to each other.  They were physical and didn't back down.  Watch out Flyers, we'll meet again later this year and we're coming for you!


We played our second Squirt A game Sunday afternoon.  Again, we played a team that had been playing already for awhile.  Our boys ramped up their effort, and won decisively, 8-1.  It should be a fun season!

13 comments:

  1. Great "play by play" Vicky....and
    WAY TO GO GUYS!!! Win or lose, it sounds like it was a great game....good sportsmanship....and fun all around. There is no loser in a game like that!!!!!
    Love,
    Jackie

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  2. Vicky, you had me at the edge of my seat, wondering if they were going to win that first won. I can imagine the smiles. Isn't that so sweet? Yay for them. Sounds like they're heading into a great season. You must be so proud!

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  3. They played their hearts out and that's what counts! If they continue to play this way, you are right Vicky, it will be a fun year! Enjoy! :0)

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  4. Great team spirit here ... and well documented!

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  5. Love looking at these photos of kids competing. Great shots , what a great time for them. They look like pros

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  6. I think it is wonderful, great job to them. I remember the days of going to my brothers hockey games. nothing like it. take care, c

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  7. Smiling "losers" are always good to see! Too many times we see losing teams behaving badly!!
    Great photos!

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  8. What a great team - playing together, working hard together, and best of all, smiling together!

    thanks for sharing it all with us!

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  9. I bet it's fun to see your kids out there having fun and giving it their all.

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  10. Good job guys! So glad that they felt good during and after the game. Terrific team play and enthusiasm. All three of boys hovered around me as I looked at these post pictures.

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  11. These guys are learning such valuable life lessons! As usual I love your photos!
    Thinking of you as always and loving you from here.
    xo

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  12. Boys are so fun to have and it is so good for them to be involved in this kind of thing..you are such a good mom to be right there for them! :D

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