From Hockey Mom to Hockey-Playing Mom

Why Should Guys Have All The Fun?

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Usually at this time of year I can’t wait for the NHL hockey season to end. With the overlap of Major League baseball, it seems that Sportsnet is always on. Well, now I can’t wait for MY third hockey season to begin…

Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to play ice hockey. I watched The Leafs and even collected hockey cards. Well, my time has come. Last winter, my son’s hockey team organized a “parents vs. the kids” game. I don’t know who had more fun, the parents or the kids?

Right after the game and just before the pain set in, I decided I was going to find myself a women’s league. After finding a great local league, I am proud to say that I have 2 seasons under my jill and I'm playing again this summer!

When I first called for information, the nice lady directed me to their website and told me to click on the “Senior Women’s League” button. I nearly choked. “I’m sorry, you misunderstood me. I want to sign myself up.” The nice lady told me that anyone over the age of 17 is considered to be a “senior”. Phew! I mean really, senior? I’m still in my 30s! Mind you, at the time, my Wii Fit age was that of a senior .

When I had told a few friends about my new found hobby, one response was, “For the love of God, do you know how bad you are going to smell?” Please, I said, Girls don’t sweat. I even dragged along-er-encouraged a couple of other moms to play hockey with me. It’s fun to join and try new things with friends; then you have someone to lean on…literally. Plus, you need a friend to hold your hockey stick while you pee.

This picture was taken just after my husband gave me a lesson on how to put on all the gear. Obviously being slim and sleek is not a concern with all this equipment. It adds at least 20lbs! My main concern was trying not to wreck a perfectly good pedicure!

While I cheer in the stands for my son and my daughter (who both play hockey) and after 2 seasons with the senior women, I can now say that not only am I a proud “hockey mom”, but I'm also a “hockey-playing mom” and I'm loving it!

Rosanne Longo is the spokesperson and contributing writer for Longo’s. Growing up in the food business, Rosanne has a natural passion for food and a self-proclaimed “passion for eating”. She is the creator of Rosanne's Everyday Adventures in Food blog. Her refreshing writing style brings a sense of celebration of all things food and an appreciation for the extraordinary in the ordinary for people who share a passion and love of family, food and friends.