I’m slightly delayed in this post as I should have done it a month ago. One might say I’ve been distracted, or busy, or something.
Regardless, last month was the 2015 iteration of the Walter Gretzkey Street Hockey Tournament which I participated in last year. This year the tournament was moved to June, I was a co-captain of a team and a referee. What a crazy weekend!
Things kicked off on the Friday again with me providing transportation for the designated shopper. I wasn’t scheduled to referee that night but I did have two games to play in. The first with my team, the Clerks. We play in the View Askew Street Hockey League (VASHL) which came to be thanks to a whole lot of dedicated fans of Kevin Smith.
The second game was with Wally’s Warriors. This team was made of of players from the other nine VASHL teams so that we could have a 10 team division. We pulled a tie off in that game and I was sooo close to deflecting the ball in with only seconds to go but it wasn’t meant to be.
Much of the rest of the weekend was a blur. I was running between different rinks, there were 14 in total, to either play or referee. Unfortunately that led to my complete lack of photos so thank heavens all my VASHL pals are pleased to share. Including one of me actually appearing to be somewhat involved in the game on Saturday. (note: you can see a larger version of any picture by clicking on it.
There were a couple of other fun things over the weekend. On the Saturday night my sister and I popped by the VASHL festivities for the award presentations. Good thing too as we had to scoop up the MVP awards for the Clerks and the Mings to take back to the local people who won them. It also gave me a chance to get this great photo of the cake.
The most amusing thing though was Friday night. We were done and packing up to leave when the office door opened and in walked Mr Walter Gretzky himself. He had to tell us all stories and hang around chit chatting before we could go. He liked my hockey jersey so much I had to get a photo with him.