Hi Let me first introduce myself. I am Scarlett in this blogging world and I am also a rabid hockey fan. We are going to learn a lot together with this blogging challenge. I have only been watching Hockey for about 7 years. Now that may sound like a long time but I just watch the game and know a little bit about it. My watching partner is my youngest son, Connor aka Connie and if I have a question during the game he answers for me. When he lived at home it was easy to watch the games with him but now he lives cross country. Thanks to the miracle of technology we FaceTime the games together. It’s part of our Hockey Mojo, but I’ll save that for a future post.
So I’m going to do my research to make sure it’s accurate and consult with my Hockey Pro Connie, who was also a professional Ballet dancer. He’s been watching the game his whole life, literally. I am the mom to 4 boys and he was the first one to take to Hockey and he got me really into it because I didn’t ever really like it. Now Hockey season is pretty much my life. When the season ends all I think about is when it starts up again, what are they doing in the off season. Who got traded, who got picked up. Their draft choices…You get the idea. It’s all about hockey.
When the Blackhawks were in the playoffs one year, this was before I was a hockey nut, I said to Connor “Someone’s got to win and someone got to lose. That’s just how it works. Just enjoy the game.” He told me, “No mom that’s not how it works. The Blackhawks winning is everything, they can’t lose.” So I become a fan and playoff season begins and now I’m losing it unless they have a 2/3 goal lead every game. I totally get it now…THEY HAVE TO WIN THE STANLEY CUP, PERIOD !!! I need medication to make it through the playoffs, seriously…
In ice hockey, an assist is attributed to up to two players of the scoring team who shot, passed or deflected the puck towards the scoring teammate, or touched it in any other way which enabled the goal, meaning that they were “assisting” in the goal. There can be a maximum of two assists per goal.
Assist (ice hockey) – Wikipedia
It’s easier to understand the assist with a visual and this was just such a pretty assist from Seabrook who passed it to the Captain (Toews) who got it to Hayden. When Toews passed him the puck, he shoots right handed so to make the shot he kicked it to the stick, S C O R E!!! This was only his 2nd NHL game and he got his first NHL goal. It was a great game and they won it 5/2. These are the kind of games that make hockey so much fun to watch.
My theme is ‘Hockey’…