This long weekend, we're heading home (up North to Sturgeon Falls & Verner). We wouldn't usually go home on a random long weekend, but my brother signed Pat up for a hockey tournament. It's just a fun pond hockey tournament the college is putting on - held on the (rather large) pond behind the school. Tiny little nets with no goalies, 3 (or maybe 4?) men per team on the ice at a time & each team is guaranteed 4 games. It should be fun - for the guys, there's no way I'm playing. Even if I wanted to, Matt wouldn't let me - he's already worried about getting thrashed!
Their team - the Reversibles - is composed of my 2 brothers, Matt & John, Pat & a friend of Matt's, Dalton. Matt's never played hockey really, besides in the back yard with John, who played hockey (both house league & AA) until... hmmm. Grade 6? 7? Somewhere around there. At least 7 years ago. Pat played hockey for 13 years - but he hasn't been on skates more than 2 or 3 times a year for the past 7 years. I'm not too sure about Dalton, or any other friends that may be stopping by for a game... But. I have a feeling they'll be a bit rusty their first game. And probably more than a bit sore for their 4th game... Keep your fingers crossed!
They play Friday at 7PM and 9PM and Saturday at 6PM & 7PM. On the pond behind Nipissing University in North Bay. Will I see you there?