Hey out there,
Quite a bit time has gone by since my last entry now and I can say that a lot has happened in my life here at Scanlon Creek Hockey Academy!
After a very exhausting week which pretty much consisted of skating, skating and more skating we had our first unforgettable team building weekend. A whole day at Barrie Paintball followed by an amazing Italian dinner at Rosie’s (.. best bus driver and also cook ever!!). Sunday of this weekend we went to “Canada’s Wonderland” also called ‘adrenaline park’ (actually not but I think this name would be appropriate, too :D). It was a fun weekend for all of us and another new ‘Canadian experience’ for me!
Finally we also moved into our own arena with our own locker room and our own new jerseys! Amazing feeling, not least, because I feel honored that I can say that I’ve been announced as the captain for this year together with my assistant captains Katherine Gale (GB), Kitti Trencsenyi (Hungary) and Gaylen Pischinger (Canada). We also achieved our first win the tournament at Ridley College against Niagara Falls Rapid! It is amazing to see how much the team improves from week to week and shows me every time again that this is exactly what I want to do!
My personal highlight, though, was the Thanksgiving weekend at my teammate’s/friend’s house Sophie Dèmorè, together with two of my teammates Kitti and Katherine!
Unfortunately it’s always the same order: Business before pleasure… which pretty much meant getting up at 5:30 am for the upcoming SAT test on Saturday! Finally after 4 hours reading, writing and math we were done and Sophie’s dad picked us up at Georgian College. Happy and exhausted we had a very smooth trip heading Chelmsford, near Sudbury through the beautiful landscape of Canada in autumn for an amazing weekend. It was Canadian life experience pure. As if the traditional turkey dinner and all the other delicious meals we got were not more than one needs for a perfect Thanksgiving, we also got to see the Onaping Falls on this beautiful Sunday. This is storybook Canada! And because that’s STILL not enough we went to their camp, which is right next to the river (with an awesome view!!!) and took a nice bath in their hot tub at the terrace with -3° celcius outside! All I can say: This is THE life!
At this opportunity I want to say thank you again to the family Dèmorè for having us the whole weekend and letting us experience the real Canadian Thanksgiving with all the trimmings! It has been amazing!