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I played in the Under 10s game at Streatham at the weekend (2nd December 2012). Our line (line 3) had an amazing game. We were talking, passing and playing as a unit. We were never out battled in any of the games and put up a really good showing.
I managed to also score my first goal and kept the puck as a memento of that moment. It was amazing to skate past the parents and see Mum & Dad jumping and cheering.
I was also awarded Man of the Match which was really special. It wasn’t for the goal alone though, I worked really hard in the game. I made passes, made sure I was in space to receive a pass, was blocking shots, including throwing my body in the way and defending as well as I could.
It was a really magical day, my Mum & Dad say they are very proud of me and will remember these moments for the rest of their lives.
Lucas’ own attempt at showing where he should be on the ice when the opposition win the puck back. He is the X at the half way line. Bless him (Taken with Instagram)
A couple of pics from the opening X-Ice of the season. I was asked to play for Streatham to even up the numbers a bit.
Back playing for Chelmsford next week though.
My first shift of the new season
How do you spend a Sunday afternoon between hockey training and the going to watch more hockey? By playing your mate online at hockey while chirping at each other down the mic of course! (Taken with Instagram)
After winning a position as a Sherwood Ambassador, Lucas got to go to Royal Wootton Bassett to visit Nekoti and get kitted up.
Left the house at 0730 and made it to Royal Wootton Bassett just before 1100.
We met with Mike and Ken at the offices and sat down (with a welcome cup of tea) to discuss what the plan was. The things Lucas would get today and what could happen going forward. They explained that with his age, it would be difficult to get him as much support straight away as some of the older kids will get. Purely because of his size, he is limited in what he can choose from. Also with his age, they can’t invest heavily incase he decides next year he is done with hockey and would rather play “marbles”. Which is fair enough, as if he carries on and continues to improve and show dedication, then they will happily support him.
Anyway, after the chat we were taken on a tour of the warehouse. Lucas was given a brand new hockey bag and we proceeded to fill it up, with practice balls, pucks, tape, etc. Then they started to fit him up for padding and two new sticks, as well as a new jersey and socks. Lucas could barely stand still he was so excited, but the guys were brilliant with him. He had some official photos taken with all his new gear on and then we headed back downstairs to say Thank You and part company for now.
They made sure they did everything they could to get him all the stuff and that it would fit perfectly. Anything that was slightly too big they threw in anyway so he could use it when he grows into it all.