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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Hospice Hockey Tournament And Good Leftovers.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Just like the night before last there really must have been too much sugar in our diets as we both spent most of the night tossing and turning rather than sleeping. When we finally woke up this morning it was like dragging ourselves to have breakfast. 
Tyler coming after the puck.
One thing that has been duly noted by charitable organizations is at this time of year people tend to be willing to help others or organizations that help others out by donations or sponsoring many forms of fund raising for such. Today we travelled to the Tecumseh Arena to watch our grandson Tyler play in a tournament that was being put on in support of the local Hospice. Each player had to get a total of $300.00 or better in pledges before they were even allowed to participate. It was a proud moment for each of the players as they brought in their pledge sheets. Tyler’s team would become the second highest contributing team in this tournament and all the money raised will support our local Hospice. 
Tyler on his way to making his first goal of the day.
Tyler’s team from Belle River played at 11:00 this morning against a team they have never played before from Essex. Talk about a fast moving game that kept most of the parents and grandparents on the edge of their seats. Of course there are always some penalties but not for Tyler today. With the teams both closely matched Tyler only scored once near the middle of the second period. The final score was a 2 to 1 victory for Tyler’s team even though playing in the tournament was a reward in itself. 
Tyler's team were the Visitors this morning.
After the game ended Kathy and I had time to go home for lunch. Remember in last evening’s post I mentioned that everyone went home with another meal’s worth of food? Guess what we had for lunch today? After slightly reheating it our lunch tasted as good as our family celebration meal did last evening. We even had a half hour to scan our computers before it was time for us to leave once more. 
Our lunch was like celebrating Christmas all over again.
This morning Karen had experienced some difficulty driving her vehicle so we volunteered to pick her and Tyler up for another game this afternoon. We took the truck to this game which allowed us to carry Tyler’s sweaty hockey equipment from this morning in the bed of the truck. This afternoon’s tournament game was being played at 3:00 out in LaSalle at the Vollmer Center. 
Tyler heading about to score his second goal of the day this afternoon.
Tyler’s team was playing another team this afternoon they had never played before from Tecumseh. Once again the action was nonstop keeping everyone cheering their favorite team on. The other team seemed to dominate the first half of the game but finally Tyler’s team found their momentum and came back to win with a score of 4 to 3 victory. Tyler had one goal and two assists in this game. 
Tyler intercepting a pass.
Greg arrived from work just before the start of the game so he was able to take Tyler and Karen home himself afterwards. Since we have been eating traditional holiday foods and treats for over a week Kathy suggested we go to the Michigan Dinner on Manning Road for fish and chips for supper. When we arrived the place was nearly empty but by the time we got our meals the place was packed. We’d ordered off the Seniors Menu but when they delivered it we knew it was off the regular portion menu so we only ate half and brought enough home for lunch tomorrow. They only charged us the Seniors Prices. 
This afternoon Tyler's team was the Home Team.
We watched the 6 o’clock news and the weather guessers are calling for freezing rain tomorrow. Sounds like a good day to accomplish more around the apartment right after we watch another hockey game. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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  1. Your weather is cooling off hope you keep warm.

  2. You must be proud of your grandson. Sounds like you had a very nice Christmas. Stay warm.

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