Another Esso Golden Ring come and gone

Well the end of another Esso Golden Ring has come and gone. The weekend was full of early mornings, late nights, and a full schedule in between. After taking a few days to relax and stay home from the rinks to get a bit of a break from the sport is almost a must after this tournament. I think the weekend went pretty good with having 190 teams playing 365 games in just the three days. From what I saw during the weekend it went smoothly. There were some amazing games to watch, especially the Read more [...]

Tournament time again

It's time for tournaments again.  They happen all through out the season, but right now it's time for two particular tournaments.  This weekend there is the Ed Horvath tournament in Medicine Hat.  I'm beyond excited for it right now I have always wanted to go to this tournament and now I'm going with the team I coach.  I'm expecting it to be an amazing weekend already.  It will be great to go and watch some higher level games for the team I coach to pick up on some new skills or plays. With Read more [...]

Why I Coach

After playing for 11 years and reffing for three years at the time I wanted to become involved in a different aspect of the game. When I was playing I had some really amazing coaches and felt like what they had taught me had to be shared with younger ringette players. For the first year I just junior coached to see if I liked it or not, and also because I was still in high school. The year of junior coaching the team came in second in cities and if there had been a wild card spot they would’ve Read more [...]

Lonnie Krahn Classic day three

What an amazing weekend. Four games for the Fireballs, they didn’t give up at all during any of their games. They won the tournament for their division, which they played an amazing last game of the tournament. It was such a great game to watch and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year brings for them, we have two more tournaments before Christmas and at least one after, so it should be a great year. The game was tied in the last two minutes and they scored the winning goal with a minute Read more [...]

Lonnie Krahn Classic

Today had an amazing start to the day.  First game of the season for the Fireballs, the start to a tournament.  I was actually excited to get up this morning, and I'm not a morning person.  Even though I personally still had to go to class while the girls on the team I coach didn't it has been a great day. The Fireballs won their first game as a team 7-6 against BV Blitz.  At half time they were losing 6-2 and they were able to come back and win their game.  They played an amazing game and Read more [...]

How to survive tournament weekends

With tournaments already starting up again here are some ways I get through them Get as much rest as possible- make sure to have down time in between games if you have more than one a day Drink lots of water Eat healthy- make sure to have a good breakfast STRETCH- this is probably one of the most important. Make sure you stretch properly before and after games. Eat after games Get pumped up- get yourself pumped up for games Laugh and have fun- tournaments are all about having fun so make Read more [...]

Tournament season has begun

Tournament season is already starting. The U12C team I coach got into the Lonnie Krahn Classic tournament held October 16-19, 2014 here in Calgary. This particular tournament used to be held in the spring and called the Lonnie Krahn Spring Classic. With tournaments starting up again it means spending weekends at rinks watching games. I can’t wait for tournaments, especially out of town ones. Early morning games in tournaments don’t always feel that early to me. It’s just a whole different Read more [...]