Maybe I can make the 2008 NHL entry draft

OK, so I’m fully aware this is ridiculous and shameless self-promotion, but I’m doing it anyways.

It’s been years and years since I’ve been on a hockey team. And years since I played hockey competitively. The years and years is due to a crazy schedule mixing together 3 kids, a spouse, a very demanding job, and a house that always needs just one more thing done. The years is due to the fact that I’ve had major issues with my neck following a number of rear-enders and other accidents.

But this spring hockey season I’m unaccountably playing on not one but two teams, and I was pretty pumped to see I’m among the league leaders in Centre Ice’s Division B scoring. (Please ignore the fact that it’s only 3 games into the season and keep any snide remarks that even a trained monkey could lead scoring that early in a season.)

As previously hinted, I amĀ inordinately proud of this, but fully aware it’s likely to be a momentary flash-in-the-pan. I’ll enjoy it while I can!

In a trick of fate, I’m also fourth in league scoring on my other team, which plays in Abbotsford Training Rink’s 3-on-3 league. I better also take a screenshot of that … it’ll never happen again:

My team in that league, by the way, is the Lightning, and we do actually live up to our name. Mostly because Sam Maerz is on our team and we’ve got a great goalie, Ralph Vos.

OK. Enough shameless self-promotion (or documentation of momentary glancing acquaintance with actual talent). Back to our regularly-schedule programming.