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An Open Letter to my Strange Brews Teammates

Posted by David on March 22, 2015 in Hockey Dad, Sports |

Tonight I officially wrapped up my first season of organized hockey. And what a season it was! The experience far surpassed any and all of my expectations. I’ve been thinking about how best to summarize and blog about my first hockey season and I thought writing a letter to my Strange Brews teammates would be […]

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Humble Pie Never Tasted So Good: Learning To Play Hockey (1st Night)

Posted by David on August 19, 2014 in Hockey Dad |

After my fun initiation into the world of hockey with the Father-Son game following Ty’s hockey team season earlier this year, I decided to dive in and take up the sport myself. So I marched down the Lynnwood Play It Again Sports (which happens to have the best selection of used and new hockey equipment […]

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Adventures with summer camps

Posted by David on July 17, 2014 in Hockey Dad, Life, Parenting, Stone, Twins, Ty |

This is the third year we’ve had to plan for summer activities for Ty and Stone between school years. The past two years we’ve enrolled Ty in a summer-long camp that is managed by the City of Edmonds and he’s really enjoyed it. They do a mixture of activities ranging from explorations along the waterfront […]

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Losing My Hockey Virginity

Posted by David on April 20, 2014 in Hockey Dad, Life, Parenting, Twins, Ty |

I often get asked how or why I got Ty involved with junior hockey when I have no previous experience myself. The reason I usually give is that when the twins were toddlers, I met a Dad at a networking event who had sons now in college. We were talking about all of the organized […]

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Ty Transitions from “Drop the puck” to “Play Ball”

Posted by David on March 13, 2013 in Hockey Dad, Parenting, Twins, Ty |

Last weekend marked the conclusion of Ty’s second season playing junior hockey, and it was a very fun and successful season and experience for him. After participating in evaluation skating workshops in September, Ty was assigned to the “Mighty Mites” group. This consisted of 6-8 year olds who advanced past the Rink Rats (which is […]

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Goodbye hockey, hello Teeball!

Posted by David on March 20, 2012 in Hockey Dad, Sports |

Is it really already the middle of March? It’s simply hard to believe how fast time flies these days. It seems like only a couple of weeks ago Ty and I were trekking to Olympic View Ice Arena for his first hockey practices – neither of us really sure of what was in store for […]

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