Added Respect For Hockey Players

DC Sports Nexus ---- Friday, January 11, 2013

When I was growing up I played a lot of sports and as an adult I continue to try out new games and sports.  However, I never had the opportunity to play hockey.

I played some street hockey as a kid in the neighborhood.  We used a tennis ball.  We didn't wear rollerblades.  I could only shoot a backhanded shot.  I played goalie with a baseball glove.  It was not hockey.

Because I never played and never tried, I can't really figure out how much skill certain things take.  On TV these NHL guys make it look easy.

But after seeing the following drill, I have a new greater respect for the skill that these players have.  And I finally understand what happens in the cloud of people who jumble up in front of the net.

The players stand in front of the net and use their sticks to slightly change the direction of the shot, but still get the goal without even looking.  I couldn't believe it.  Two different guys stepped in and nailed tip after tip into the net.

So who is going to teach me how to play?

1 comment:

BeltwayPundit said...

Sign up for the Adult "Learn to Play" classes at Kettler. I've signed up for the session next month (Feb-March) and very excited. I, like you, played street hockey growing up but ice hockey in the DC area was not as big as it is now.

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