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!

Friday, October 3, 2014

This weekend (10/4)


Saturday:

Two games at Lodi.  9 am - field 16 and 12 pm - field 22. 

Sunday:

Nate has hockey at 6pm at center ice.

And some other general shenanigans in between. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Our little shining star.

Please mark your calendars for Saturday, November 8, 2014.  Brendan's troop will be hosting its annual Thanksgiving in the Woods.  As part of the weekend events, the Troop will be holding a Court of Honor to recognize the accomplishments of the boys.  Brendan has just earned his Star rank, and will be one of the Scouts recognized at the event.  We're so very proud of him. 

The event is quite a lot of fun.  The boys cook a traditional Thanksgiving dinner and we get to socialize and enjoy the fruits of their labors in a cozy cabin.  There is a small fee to attend, so we will need a firm headcount no later than October 8, please!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Amended Fall Soccer Schedule

The team has tinkered with its schedule a bit, so instead of trying to update the old post, I'm making a brand new one, with the caveat that this one is also subject to change at management's discretion :)


Saturday, September 2, 2014 - 9:00 am - vs. Soccer Vision - Field 15

Saturday, October 4, 2014 (double header)  - 9:00 am - vs. Internationals West - Field TBA

                                                                       - 12:00 pm - vs. Erie Admirals - Field TBA

Saturday, October 11, 2014 (double header) - 9:00 am - vs. NEO - Field TBA

                                                                       - 12:00 pm - vs.  Liberty - Field TBA

Sat/Sun October 25/26 - Season Finale Tournament - Exact Schedule/field numbers TBA. although I can tell you that the tournament itself will be at Lodi.  And will be wet.  And possibly snowing.

So, that's it (for now).  Just four more Saturdays of fall soccer in Brendan's club soccer career!  This time next year he will (hopefully) be playing for the Jackson High School team.