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 Post subject: Re: ROOTbeer Hockey
PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:28 pm 
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Hounsy wrote:
My son's top of the line Bauer composite is flaking paint all over, have not seen it with my sticks but yes on his.


Hmm. I thought it was because I bought the bottom of the barrel Bauer. That's not cool if his top of the line one is flaking too! Think Bauer has a bit of a QC problem here...


Random side note- was given a ton of ANCIENT goalie stuff by a "friend" who was cleaning his stuff out of his parents' house after moving. Gave me a bunch of moldy/rusty skates, pair of goalie skates that were so dry rotted, the tongue just FELL OFF when I picked it up.... The one and only useful thing is an old Christian stick that will be a nice backup for Miss18.2 for a year or 2. Good to have, since I wasn't about to drop $90 on a backup.

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 Post subject: Re: ROOTbeer Hockey
PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:32 pm 
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My son only took one stick to the rink can not see 9 -10 year olds breaking it.


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 Post subject: Re: ROOTbeer Hockey
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Hounsy wrote:
My son only took one stick to the rink can not see 9 -10 year olds breaking it.


I have seen it happen a few times randomly, even with kids that young. And with the thing flaking paint, I am afraid it's a Friday afternoon-made stick and will shit the bed at the worst possible time. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: ROOTbeer Hockey
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Hockey parents are bat shit crazy. That is all.

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 Post subject: Re: ROOTbeer Hockey
PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:27 pm 
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Chris18 wrote:
Hockey parents are bat shit crazy. That is all.


agreed and that is only house league I see. Though the flip side for me in Baseball season is that 90% of the parents are there with complete indifference, the contrast is something.


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 Post subject: Re: ROOTbeer Hockey
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:01 am 
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Son starts in a week and a half. Dodged a bullet as he last minute decided to back out travel try outs and elect to stay in house league for "at least another year" as he put it. Turns out they did not have a ton of goalies trying out. He may of made it anyway he is good, but other fathers questioning why I didn't send him said he would have made it easily. The kid loves games and not so fond of practice so travel likely would have become a burden and this gives him a chance to be a better player for a year rather than just trying to get by at a higher level in his second year on the ice. Left it up to him but happy with the choice as a lot less driving for me.


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 Post subject: Re: ROOTbeer Hockey
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Hounsy wrote:
Son starts in a week and a half. Dodged a bullet as he last minute decided to back out travel try outs and elect to stay in house league for "at least another year" as he put it. Turns out they did not have a ton of goalies trying out. He may of made it anyway he is good, but other fathers questioning why I didn't send him said he would have made it easily. The kid loves games and not so fond of practice so travel likely would have become a burden and this gives him a chance to be a better player for a year rather than just trying to get by at a higher level in his second year on the ice. Left it up to him but happy with the choice as a lot less driving for me.


I wish we had a house league for my younger kid.
Cool to see that he's making the decision and not wanting to go for the higher league automatically. Most kids jump at the chance to play travel, just because it sounds cooler.

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 Post subject: Re: ROOTbeer Hockey
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I wish we had a house league for my younger kid.
Cool to see that he's making the decision and not wanting to go for the higher league automatically. Most kids jump at the chance to play travel, just because it sounds cooler.


Around here it seems the parents are always pushing it as well. If he wanted to he could play double A this year as no goalie has agreed to play that level due to travel requirements. There is a few times they travel just over two hours on a week night to play one game....ten year olds...four hours round trip on a week night....it's nuts.


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 Post subject: Re: ROOTbeer Hockey
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Hounsy wrote:
Chris18 wrote:
I wish we had a house league for my younger kid.
Cool to see that he's making the decision and not wanting to go for the higher league automatically. Most kids jump at the chance to play travel, just because it sounds cooler.


Around here it seems the parents are always pushing it as well. If he wanted to he could play double A this year as no goalie has agreed to play that level due to travel requirements. There is a few times they travel just over two hours on a week night to play one game....ten year olds...four hours round trip on a week night....it's nuts.


Yeah aren't like Guelph and Milton in some Niagara Falls loops?

With the money you'd save on everything associated with rep, he could probably do some goalie schools if he wanted to.


I remember one year of single-A we used to travel 1h-1.5h each way to fucking Fergus and Arthur only to get annihilated every game by the farm boys. No shot counts but Dad figured we were getting 40-50 a game out there. As a goalie you were either getting shelled for a full game, half of a game or sitting on the bench watching the other team get shelled. We were bad that year, but to this day I say fuck Fergus and Arthur.

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 Post subject: Re: ROOTbeer Hockey
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Yeah aren't like Guelph and Milton in some Niagara Falls loops?


Orangeville apparently is the worse one.


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 Post subject: Re: ROOTbeer Hockey
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Hounsy wrote:
Bosc wrote:
Hounsy wrote:
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Yeah aren't like Guelph and Milton in some Niagara Falls loops?


Orangeville apparently is the worse one.


Fucking hell that's like 45 minutes from Milton alone. That drive from Niagara Falls in the winter and you have to be there 30-45 minutes before the game? Fuck, that's ridiculous.

My younger brother played a few years in AAA growing up(with Danny Syvret, Kyle Quincey and against Nathan Horton) and for a few years and his home rink was in Orangeville.

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