Friday, January 9, 2015

This weekend (1/9/15)

Hi!  I know, I never come here any more.  Frankly, the kids' schedule has become somewhat intimidating, so I just live in a constant state of ignorance and denial and fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pantsness.  Posting here feels uncomfortably like acknowledging reality :)  But this weekend you get a special treat: organization and preparedness.

Friday:  Nathan has hockey practice from 5:50-6:50 pm.  Brendan has a soccer game from 8:00-9:00 pm at the dome vs. CAK White.

Saturday:  Nathan has a hockey game at 5:00 pm at the Cleveland Skating Club, which is located at 2500 Kemper Rd., Cleveland, OH 44120.

Sunday:  There is a small chance that Nathan will have a hockey game at 9:00 am at center ice, vs. Kent.  Please contact me or Mike before you go to the trouble of driving to the rink, though, because as it stands right now, I do not believe he will be playing.  Brendan has a soccer game at 2:00 pm at the dome, vs. Diamond Select.

Also, I hope to have Brendan's second winter soccer session schedule soon.  As soon as I do, I'll post it here.  They also traditionally play a winter tournament in February up in Cleveland, but I have not  heard a single peep about that.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

This weekend (12/19/14)

Sorry that I've been so lax about updating here.  Things are completely insane at our house these days.  But I have great news!  Nathan is playing two HOME hockey games this weekend!  He has a game Saturday at 5:50 pm and one Sunday at 10:00 am, both at Center Ice.  He is really excited to be asked to play with the other team.  It's super cheap entertainment, so hope to see you there!

No soccer, but Bren had his first meting last night for HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER.  Nope, not possible that my sweet child, who was just born last week, is going to be in high school in a few months.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

schedule change

This is largely a placeholder post to let everyone know that Nate's hockey schedule had been modified.  All of the games I posted before are now "maybes." He might still be playing insome of thise games if the team isshort pkayers but they had so many kids interestedin playing that they createda whole new team so that the boys could haveas much playing time as possible.  A good problem to have, I think!  The new team comes with a whole new schedule, of course.   I have to get it from Mike before I can post it here.

Also the game that I had Brendan playing tonight was actually this past Friday.  I apologize for the miscommunication, but I was working from an incorrect calendar.  I'll update the rest  as soon as I have a chance.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Winter sports schedules

Things are starting to get into full swing around here, and I've already missed the first couple of weeks of activities!  I wanted to make sure everyone had enough notice to make it to any/all of the games they want to see, since there are now TWO busy little athletes in our house.

All of Brendan's games will be at the SportDome in North Canton.  If you need directions, please let me know.  Most of Natey's games will be at Center Ice, but some will be other places, and will be noted as such.

Friday, November 14 - 9:00 pm - Brendan soccer vs. Eagle Select

Saturday, November 15 - 8:10 am- Nathan hockey vs. Kent at the KSU Ice Arena

Friday, November 21 - 8:00 pm - Brendan soccer vs. FC Fusion

Sunday, November 23 - 8:10 am - Nathan hockey vs. Rocky River Pirates at Hamilton Ice Arena (21018 Hilliard Blvd, Rocky River, OH 44116).

Friday, November 28 - 6:00 pm - Brendan soccer vs. Strikers White

Sunday, November 30 - 4:45 pm - Nathan hockey vs. North Olmstead at North Olmstead Recreation Center (26000 Lorain Rd, North Olmsted, OH 44070)

Friday, December 5 - CAHA Monsters Night.  I don't know exactly what all this entails just yet.  Maybe the kids skating out on the ice with the team?  We'll be there, and I know we can buy extra tickets through the club at a discounted rate, if anyone is interested in joining us.

Sunday, December 7 - 10:10 am - Nathan hockey vs. Winterhurst Warriors

Sunday, December 14 - 8:00 pm - Brendan soccer vs. CAK Blue

Saturday, December 20 - 5:50 pm - Nathan hockey vs. Strongsville Mustangs

Sunday, December 21 - 10:10 am - Nathan hockey vs. Mentor

Sunday, December 28 - 2:00 pm - Brendan soccer vs. Strikers

Friday, January 2 - 7:00 pm - Brendan soccer vs. Strikers Blue

Sunday, January 4 - 12:00 pm - Nathan hockey vs. Winterhurst Warriors at Lakewood Serpentini (14740 Lakewood Hts Blvd, Lakewood, OH 44107)

Friday, January 9 - 8:00 pm - Brendan soccer vs. CAK White

Sunday, January 11 - 9:00 am - Nathan hockey vs. Kent

Sunday, January 11 - 2:00 pm - Brendan soccer vs. Diamond Select

Sunday, January 25 - 12:15 pm - Nathan hockey vs. Mentor at Mentor Civic Ice Arena (8600 Munson Road, Mentor, OH 44060)

Sunday, February 1 - 3:40 pm - Nathan hockey vs. North Olmstead

Sunday, February 8 - 9:00 am - Nathan hockey vs. Rocky River Pirates

Now.  Please keep in mind that the hockey schedule is pretty much set for the entire season.  There might be some minor changes (we're new to all of this, so I don't know how firm the schedules are), and I will do my best to keep you up to date.  On the other hand, this only includes the first winter session for soccer.  The Winter II games for late January through March will probably be released sometime in early January-ish?  Who knows.

Monday, October 20, 2014

This week (10/20/14-10/26/14) (edited, please check for new times)

Buckle up, folks, because it's going to be a crazy one!  Okay, so here's the general schedule of events [this is largely just my attempt to prepare for the week and get everything straight in my head.  Don't feel like you're obligated to attend any or all of this nonsense :) ]

Monday, October 20:
6:30 p.m. - Nate's monthly Pack meeting and chili cookoff.  Natey's den made some cheeseburger chili that they are hoping will be a big hit.  [Update: They came in second place! ]

Tuesday, October 21:
6:00 pm - Brendan soccer
7:00 pm - Brendan scout meeting
7:10 pm - Nathan hockey

Wednesday, October 22:
6:00 pm - Brendan soccer
6:00 pm - Nathan hockey

Thursday, October 23:
5:45 pm - Brendan soccer

Friday, October 24:
Nothing?  I don't know.  That doesn't seem possible, but who knows.

Saturday, October 25:
Brendan - Lodi tournament.  Games at 8:00 am and 11:45 am.  I still don't have field assignments.
Julie - 4-7pm - Sarah's baby shower

Sunday, October 26:
Brendan - Lodi tournament, day two.  Guaranteed game at 10:30 am.  Final (good chance we'll be playing) at 2:15 pm.  No field assignments yet.
Nathan - Trick or treat 3-5pm.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Fall Tournament Schedule

The big end-of-season Lodi tournament is coming up!  This one is huge and ridiculous.  There are usually something like 300 teams competing over the course of the weekend, so parking and getting to and from the fields are even more of a pain than usual. Leave lots of extra time for arrival and parking, if you plan to attend.  Plus, it's usually 20 degrees and slushing sideways.  Hopefully this year the weather will cooperate.  It's actually been a surprisingly mild fall so far, so there's still a chance!
On Saturday (10/25) we'll be playing two games:
8:00 AM vs. Croatia Cleve - Field ?
11:45 AM vs. Excalibur - Field ?
On Sunday (10/26), we will be playing at least one game:
10:30 AM vs. SVA - Field ?
The final will be Sunday afternoon:
2:15 PM Bracket A vs. Bracket B - Field ?
For the first time in a long time, there is a very real chance that we will be playing in that game!  Last weekend the boys finished their regular season play with two big wins (5-1 and 7-1, including a beautiful goal by Brendan off of a header in the second game), for a final record of 5-2-0!!!  This season we already beat both Croatia and SVA once during the regular season, so if the boys can replicate that and hold their own against Excalibur (who we've never played before), then they can probably secure themselves a place in the final!
Also, as you notice, I don't have field assignments just yet.  Even if I did, if I recall correctly, they temporarily re-number the fields for this tournament, so it wouldn't mean anything to you until you get there to the complex.  I'll provide updates as information becomes more available.

Friday, October 10, 2014

This Weekend (10/10/14)

This weekend's games are on field 22 at 9am and 15 at 12pm.  See you there!