Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Looking for players for beginner's team in Pasadena spring league

After about a year of learning to skate and play the game, some guys (myself included) from my Wednesday night clinic at the Pasadena rink are forming a team for the spring league. It's lower division, meaning you don't have to be a superstar to play -- in fact, you don't have to be any good at all -- and we still need a few players to complete our roster.

In the past, the rink has just had one league that lumped together players of all skill levels. They're wisely breaking it up into lower and upper division leagues for the spring league, which will have games starting late Sunday afternoon and then going through the evening.

Here's some more information on the Pasadena Ice Skating Center's website. The first games are the night of April 11 and the regular season concludes June 27. It's $300 for the season and players must be at least 18 years old. It's co-ed and our team welcomes any women who can stand both our company and bad passes on the ice.

My team has five players committed plus we're going to be assigned a goalie by the league manager at the rink. I think we're going to get a couple more players from the clinic but ideally we'd like to have 10 to 12 players, given that not everyone will be able to make every game and some of us are oxygen-challenged. The idea of a 60-minute shift is not appealing. 

We're doing this because the idea for most of us all along has been to play real games. But most of us still have a long ways to go to polish our games -- at any given time we're prone to failing to stop properly, making insanely poor passes and moving as slow as molassas. And we're all really nice guys -- seriously!

If you're interested in playing, contact me at steve.hymon1@gmail.com.

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