Photos from my mother's first ever hockey practice.
By Hannah Wallace (photos by CCB)
For her first trick, Ma tries a warm-up skate across the ice.
She checks the ice: Yep, solid.
She checks the boards: Also solid.
Coach Mike and I (in the white helmet) give her some encouragement.
Captain Beerslinger gives pointers during some skating drills.
I check in on her before joining my teammates.
Coach Mike and Mrs. Harrible watch me try to corral a bouncy puck.
Cones, of course, are a big part of any practice.
During a shooting drill, I treat the goalie to a little head-hunting.
Captain Beerslinger and I take a breather.
Ma and Captain Beerslinger practice their puckhandling.
In between drills, there's time for a little mother/daughter game of catch.
Cheers, Ma, you made me proud. Next practice: dropping the gloves.