Bodychecking Definition: Using the body to slow or stop an opponent.
You know, shoving/slamming against the boards/taking the other guy down. Why the hockey lesson on the blog? Because this sweet boy:is officially old enough that it is LEGAL to CHECK in his hockey league. Nothing takes a mom's breath away like the sight of your son's face mask pressed against the glass right in front of you (2nd game). Nixon is pretty much the smallest person on his team. So he needs to learn to play heads-up-hockey, and he needs to be fast, and he needs to strengthen his core which will help him absorb hits. He has had his bell rung a few times in practice, but the first game of the season, he scored a sweet breakaway goal, so we think he's going to be OK.
In other hockey news, Geoffrey is coaching Easton's team and on Friday all three boys got to skate out on the ice at the Utah Grizzlies home opener. One of the players came in the locker room and talked to them before the game,:
they were on the ice for the pre-game stuff and the National Anthem:
they played a scrimmage game in between the 1st and 2nd periods (Easton in the red helmet celebrating his goal with the Grizzlie Bear:
and they got to pick up the foam pucks that people threw on the ice in between the 2nd and 3rd periods!
Just because Nixon and Easton thought this was the funniest thing ever: The headless hockey players:
The Grizzlies tied the score with 14 seconds left in the game and won in overtime, so it was a great game! Feel the excitement:As usual, more pictures then you have time to look at can be found here.