We woke up Saturday to a layer of ice from an early morning rain, but luckily it only rained right at our place! Clem and Derek left at 7 a.m. for a Novice game in Macklin. Kerrobert was easily handling the home team, so the coaches decided to mix things up a bit. Ordinarily a stay-at-home defenseman, Derek “Big Bird” Schraefel got to play center, and turned out to be a goal-scorer. Four goals – two in one shift – and two assists. He was still vibing after the hour drive home!
Our two Bantams had the weekend off, except for Stephen’s Sunday afternoon practice. I wasn’t looking forward to sitting in Kindersley for two hours, but found to my delight that the football game was on TV in the arena lobby. I missed all but the end of the first half, watching the Kindersley/Unity Bantams play, but thoroughly enjoyed the second half. I thought of my Uncle Mark, and how he must have enjoyed that Rider win from the comfort of his Edmonton home. I also thought of my brothers, Mark and Jason, who were at the game. I’ve quit thinking about Jason since I learned this evening that he was cheering for Calgary. Some people just don’t have any loyalty.
Speaking of which, I also enjoyed watching the Luseland Mallards defeat the Kerrobert Tigers in the SWHL league game in Kerrobert Friday night. Adam and Stephen talked me into taking them, and I’m glad I did. Luseland has some real talent again this year, and I got to catch up with some long-time friends I don’t get to see often enough.
Clem leaves tomorrow for the SARM convention in Saskatoon, so I will be a single parent for a couple of days. It shouldn’t be too hard – I’ll just hang out at the rink, feed the kids rink burgers and wait for the practices to end!
Thanks for stopping in!