I am back in Thunder Bay for Christmas break at home and ready to take on 2019. I didn’t play hockey for an entire week and a half. I did have lots of fun with my friends and family. My friend’s grandpa cut a hole in the ice on the lake and my best friend and I jumped in the lake. On New Years Eve, my parents, brother and I went dogsledding for six hours in -35 degree temperatures.
I have many goals and ambitions for this year. These goals will take me closer to my future goal which is being the starting goalie in the Olympics. I’m working towards making the Thunder Bay AA Bantam Queens next season. I’m going to eat healthier and I’m going to some hockey camps over the summer.
My future goal is to be the goalie for the Women’s National team. I want to play for this team because it’s been my dream ever since I was in grade three. I also want to show my skills to the whole world and playing on the Olympic team will get me there.
A way I can get my future goal closer is to play for the AA Queens. Playing for the AA team will get me closer to my goal because there are more opportunities: going to Toronto for hockey tournaments, playing against more difficult teams, and more practice time. Ways I will get to play on AA Queens is to workout and get conditioned for the hockey season and doing the 10, 000 puck challenge again this summer, and working on more on-ice drills.
Some other things I’m going to do during the summer is going to hockey camps and going to the OWHA High Performance camp tryouts. Going to these will improve my skill. Participating at the tryouts will let me know the skills of other goalies out there.
I am also eating healthier so that I can stay fit and have more energy to play hockey. Staying healthy is very important for athletes because if we aren’t then running out of energy is more likely to happen and then we can’t perform our best.
These are my goals and ambitions for 2019: making AA Queens, going to hockey camps to improve my skills, and eating healthier.