Lonnie Krahn Classic day two

Day two of a tournament is always busier than the first day it feels like. Today Crossfire had their first game at 1:30 p.m., so I went earlier than I needed to be there to watch more games. There's always more people at rinks to talk to on the second day of a tournament since not everyone can get the Friday off. Crossfire had a bit of a tough game, but with it being the very beginning of the season they're sill getting used to playing with each other. I'm not sure how their second game will Read more [...]

Lonnie Krahn Classic day one

Tournament season has officially begun in Calgary. Teams from throughout Alberta have made there way to Calgary for the 22nd Annual Lonnie Krahn Classic. There are 38 teams participating in 10 levels ranging from U10 to U19A (3 U10, 4 U12A, 4 U12B, 4 U1C, 4 U14A, 4 U14B, 4 U16A, 4 U16B, 3 U19A, and 4 U19B). This morning U16B Cal East Crossfire (the team I'm coaching) played Indus Lightning and it was a really good game, but they ended up losing 9-6. The game was back and forth for 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 [...]