Week 11 – Goodbyes and the  Varx Select

When I first started back at hockey 3 years ago I was unsure about how much my skill level would have diminished over the years I was away. I joined the Varx in the hope of joining in to improve and build my fitness. I was very unsure of myself. But I remember the turning point at the time was when a long time respected … Continue reading Week 11 – Goodbyes and the  Varx Select

Week 8 – Always a Falcon

As I stepped onto the ice on Varx training it was for the first time since I had signed for the Falcons and made my debut the previous evening. Players from the Falcons train with the Varx. We had set up a drill that we also used in Falcons. Instead of shooting from the middle we started to shoot from the side. I followed suit. … Continue reading Week 8 – Always a Falcon

Blackburn Falcons – Vs Widnes Wildcats (Preseason Match 2)

This time we were on home ice. Our ice is wider so we had the advantage of space. Generally there is more players in home games than away games. This meant that they had a smaller bench and i also meant that I fully expected to have less time on the ice as more of the players could make this. I didn’t mind, i had … Continue reading Blackburn Falcons – Vs Widnes Wildcats (Preseason Match 2)

Blackburn Falcons – Vs Widnes Wildcats (Preseason Match 1)

My Debut Once upon a time Widnes and Blackburn were the same team. This was the team I left. Then they split and began to get more professional and started to draft players in from the professional, minors and foriegn pools. Despite most of the original players moving on, there is still a fierce rivalry between the two teams. What better a match then to … Continue reading Blackburn Falcons – Vs Widnes Wildcats (Preseason Match 1)

Week 7 – The Week I joined the Team

Despite this being the beer league a lot of people on the team take there fitness seriously, or, like me, they are fighting age and trying to return to a time when they were at the peak of their physical condition. It is in this endeavour that the drop a stone in a month challenge started. Two players challenged each other to lose a stone. … Continue reading Week 7 – The Week I joined the Team