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Perkins' Log, Thursday, October 28th - Junior Hockey News
Published: Friday, 29 Oct 2010
After reading a few comments on my daily blog, I wanted to address a few things. I know the team is struggling and we have not won yet, but I don"™t think, and I hope not, the scouts are looking at the score board. I understand they might not want to come to as many games because we are not a top team, but I am here now and I need to make the most of where I am at the moment. For me, it"™s about character, it"™s about pushing through the tough times with your head held high. For me, I can only control the things that directly effect me. I need to play my game. I think the scouts would be looking for players who have the following skills; quick feet, good edge work, good hands, puck control, vision on the ice, good passing, hard shots, physical play, how to play away from the puck, and most of all HEART! Those are the things I work on and I hope if a scout is watching me in a game, he will see that instead of what the score might be. Win or lose it"™s the best game in the world and I love to play it. |
So as for my actual day, I had to be at practice at around 9 once again this morning. Instead of just watching most of practice, today I decided to get some work done. Normally I do some stickhandling and things like that, but today I got on the bike for about 30 minutes as well as doing some running for around 20 to 30 minutes. Our trainer wanted to see how everything felt after doing some physical activity because I'm scheduled to return to the ice on Monday. During practice, we did a lot of work specific to what Traverse City does during games because our games this weekend are both agianst the North Stars. It's pretty important, at this level of juniors, to be prepared for the opponent you're playing that weekend, and the only way to do that is to work on preventing what they do best.
After practice, we headed to the Y for a yoga workout, and then back to the rink to find out when the bus leaves in the morning. I decided to hang around the rink with Green and a few of the other guys, as they go out on the ice daily for some private lessons with their younger billet brother. After they had finished, their billet mom took us all out for a great dinner at Vintage Tavern here in town. Once we finished up dinner, we headed back to their house to put up a Christmas tree in their house. Somehow, Green and I eneded up at Wal-Mart having some fun and killing time at the same time. I then headed back home for curfew and to pack up for tomorrow's early morning bus trip to Traverse City. Time to get some rest! Goodnight everyone!
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