A hockey parent puts memories on ice
Last week, parents of 11 seniors looked on as our sons left the ice in their Williamsville East jerseys for the last time.
My family’s road to that final game was different than most. Our son Jake started hockey in the first grade, as many as three or four years after kids began playing the Tim Bits league at age 3.
Inspired by the Sabres’ successful season before, in September of first grade, Jake told us at the dinner table that he wanted to play. Since he had yet to skate, we signed him up for “Learn to Skate” simultaneously with his first hockey season.
Despite the fact that my father was involved in Amherst hockey for years when both of my brothers played, my husband and I made a million rookie mistakes
There is the love of the game, a foundation in health and fitness, and a life-long lesson that sticking with something pays of f.