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Ooks Are Back At it; Bringing in the New Year

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Happy New Year Blog Followers!

Hard to believe it’s 2015, and I am going into my last semester of school and final half of hockey. It is exciting, but I am also super sad to be completing my final year at NAIT.

Christmas holidays were a success for me. I had the chance to go home for 2 weeks and it was an amazing time I must say. A lot of my time was spent visiting my friends and family members while keeping up with my training. I got to watch my little twin brothers play hockey which was super exciting since I don’t get to see them play very often. My Dad bought a ping pong table so every morning I woke up and had a match against him and usually about two more within the day. Our family loves to play ping pong and we always plan a big tournament during Christmas Day; however, I never win. One highlight for me was beating my Dad in one game though! J A majority of my holidays was spent with my younger twin brothers. We were all home from hockey and our older siblings were working so we managed to spend every day together. I have to say it was one of my favorite parts of being home. We played road hockey every day, ping pong every day, got them hooked on Grey’s Anatomy so we watched some of that, and then played with our dog outside. We had a routine going so it was sad leaving each other. Next time I will be home will be to watch them in the RBC Cup in May so it is definitely something I am looking forward to!

As for hockey, our league games kick off this weekend and we are taking on the Red Deer Queens. We are sitting first as of right now so we are looking to stay atop throughout this half. Lots of hard work will be needed if we want to do that. Second half of season is a whole new story and it is critical to be great every game. Our team was back on Dec 30th and had our first practice New Year’s Eve. It was nice to be able to spend New Year’s with the team and we got right into some exhibition games on the 3rd and 4th of January. School has also started now so everyone is getting back into the routine, even though waking up early for class has been rough this week.

Within this second half, we have 4 more games than we played first half. So it’s looking a lot busier for our team and there won’t be too many days off. When we think about it, playoffs are just over a month away so time is ticking and it is already in our heads that we are not too far from season being completed. Next week we are up against our Edmonton rivals, the GMU Griffins, so another exciting weekend will be had.

I look forward to sharing the month of January with you all in my next blog,

All the best!

Sherri Bowles, NAIT Women’s Hockey #15 

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