MENU

I Play In The G: Finding Their Legs


Remember that feeling the first time you took the ice?

You’re sitting in the dressing room, head sinking into your shoulder pads, watching mom, dad or coach do up your skates. You don’t yet have a preference for how tight they’re tied, so however they lace ’em is perfect – as long as you’re on the ice soon.

Anxious to get started, you’re already wearing your gloves, so someone helps with your helmet and you’re ready for action. Looking like an astronaut, with that gigantic dome on your four or five-year-old head, you wobble to the ice. You struggle with the gate handle as you adjust to life with over-sized gloves on your hands, but handling the stick is no problem – it just feels natural.

Next, you meet steel with ice.

Maybe you stumble and feel the cold from the ice filter through your armour as you roll to your feet. A lesson is learned.

Maybe you zoom around the ice out of the gate, the first of countless strides you’ll take. A passion is born.

More News
Applications for Annual Program of Excellence Now Open
1 day ago
MHAs May Now Apply to Host the Canadian Tire First Shift in 2019-20
2 days ago
Nats Goaltender to Represent China at IIHF U20 Tournament
3 days ago
GALLERY: I Play In The G Festival
4 days ago
1:57
Leaside Flames Claim Their Practice With Mike Babcock
6 days ago
Second Annual I Play In The G Festival a Celebration of the GTHL Community
1 week ago