11
Dec
09

A chance to play hockey: this time, I hope to not break my nose

I’m bubbling in my skin, jumpy with excitement and anticipation at what I’m doing this coming Tuesday morning.

For the first time in ages – 32 years actually – I’m going to play hockey!  On ice!  With a real puck, helmet and even a stick!   Yaaaahooo!  I’ve been looking around for a chance to play hockey for ages.

Hanging out on the same forum where I stumbled upon a chance to play fake American pizza baker, I found a query about where to play ice hockey in Hamburg.  A couple of messages and phone calls later, I’m set up to go Tuesday morning at 8.

Good thing I’ve learned to skate since the last time.

Back then, a friend coaxed me into joining him at a weekly game.

“C’mon man,” he said. “You can ski like a pro, and anyone who can ski like you do can skate.”

So we jumped into a van to a rink 50km away, where I borrowed skates, pads, helmet and stick, skated onto the ice, and within five seconds slammed flat on the ice.

I got up, tried to balance – blood splotching the ice – flopped onto the boards, and struggled to the bench.

A guy looked over at me and says: Hey buddy, yer nose is bleed’n’ sump’n’ broodle.

Turns out I actually broke it, but didn’t realise it until eight years later at a routine medical exam.


10 Responses to “A chance to play hockey: this time, I hope to not break my nose”


  1. December 11, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    How delightfully Canadian of you! Post pics, we gotta see what you look like in the gear and such! ;-)

  2. December 11, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Sounds like fun–I hope you get lots of photographs.

  3. December 11, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    You’ll be helmeted, and beskated. But will you be pucked?

    • December 12, 2009 at 8:26 am

      I may be a puckhead, but not pucked in the head! :-)

      As for photos, would love to, but the camera is going to have to stay in the bag for the first time I meet these guys and until I decide whether to make it a regular thing. For now, it’s try it out and see. If I can make it fit into my work schedule, I’ll pick up some gear and go twice, maybe even three times a week.

  4. December 12, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    “bleed’n’ sump’n’ broodle”

    never heard that expression before…..

  5. December 12, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Canajun ~ too funny.

    Here in south Texas, we only hear about hockey when a really big fight breaks out. Are you going to have to fight?

  6. December 12, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Have fun and don’t break anything!


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