Scratchings in the Dirt

Back from the South this time

Stephen and I ventured to Swift Current for a tournament this past weekend. It was a shorter stay than anticipated, as Kindersley lost all three games, and therefore were not in the finals. Stephen played some fine hockey, checking guys left and right, and even got a goal – you won’t notice it in the stats, though, since he tipped the puck into his own net! We got to come home on Saturday afternoon, but just caught the final buzzer of Adam’s game in Kerrobert. Too much WalMart, I guess. It was nice to run into my cousin’s son, Devin Heidt, whose son plays for the Saskatoon Frostbite (cool name!). Layken is a 2nd year Bantam, and an aggressive forward. A nice, polite young man, as well. I also chatted with some of the coaches for the Prince George team that was there, and this may surprise some of you, but they know the Schwab’s. Small world.

Derek decided he wanted to be a goalie this weekend, and Clem says he did a fine job between the posts. His team beat Wilkie 12 – 2. I hope he got that goalie thing out of his system now, and gets back to his normal defense position!

Adam had a great weekend. His Bantam team beat Battleford 10 – 6, and Adam got two goals and an assist. In fact, his line got seven of the ten goals. He also spent a bit of time in the penalty box. He didn’t do anything wrong; apparently the ref, Ian Fischer, was picking on him again! The Bantams traveled to Consort on Sunday for an exhibition game, but lost 7 -1. Adam got the only Kerrobert goal.

We got hit with our first real winter storm today. It started snowing late last night, and has continued pretty steadily all day, along with an east wind. It really looks like winter here now. (Maybe it will put me in the Christmas spirit…) It is -33 with the windchill, they say, although it didn’t feel too bad this afternoon. It was quite festive singing Christmas carols at the Buena Vista this afternoon, watching the snow fall. The residents there really enjoy the music, and they almost all sing the Christmas songs, since they know the words.

Tonight is a rare night at home, but the rest of the week looks ordinarily busy. More driving coming up this weekend, as Adam goes to Lucky Lake to play the Outlook team (255 kms). Stephen and Derek have home games.

Stop by again for a visit!

4 thoughts on “Back from the South this time

  1. “Everybody” in P.G. knows the Schwabs, unless they just moved there…and then it’s only a matter of time!!!

    When does Derek play? I’ll try to make it. I am also going to try to make it to at least one of Stephen’s games as well.

  2. What a small world eh? Probably made smaller bcause you have such a big family, don’t you think!
    I’m off to the north tonight. Certainly hope the trip is uneventful.
    Good work boys. We’re proud that you are doing your best in hockey,getting some good exercise and most of all, having fun.
    Love you all
    Gramma B

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