Bucky Was Named DekHockey Team Captain, Not Honor He Thought it Was
I started playing in the Waterloo DekHockey league that began this fall in downtown Waterloo, and a few weeks ago my DekHogs team named me as the team captain. Now I'm not so sure it was the honor I thought it was.
As soon as I found out that DekHockey was coming to Waterloo, I was intrigued. After a little research, I learned it was 3-on-3 hockey with a goalie. It's played on a downsized rink, and you play it in your street shoes.
I have never played any form of hockey in my life. Despite that fact, I thought I'd give it a try, and I survived my first DekHockey game when the league started.
This past Tuesday night, my DekHogs team played our sixth regular season game (of nine). I'm not really a skilled player, far from it, but that's not why I decided to play. I wanted to get a little exercise, I wanted to try something new, and I wanted to meet some new people (IE get out of the house)
I've gotten better each week. In fact, I finally earned my way onto the stat sheet during game six with an assist. If coach P.K. O'Handley needs some advice for his Waterloo Black Hawks, well, I doubt he'll call me for my thoughts, but I'm willing to to take that call (I won't hold my breath). LoL.
That's why I was really surprised when my teammates voted me team captain a few weeks ago. I figured it had more to do with my seven years of running a baseball team. Managing the roster, making the line-up, in-game decisions, they're all in my wheel house.
It turns out it had more to do with the after game duties than anything else. As team captain, I do all of those things I mentioned earlier, but I also get the 'honor' of washing the substitute player team jerseys. I guess it allows me to 'appreciate' the blood, sweat, and tears some of our teammates put into playing DekHockey. Yeah, I'm not buying it as an honor either. LoL.
On a serious note, I'm having so much fun. I've met some really cool people. I'm getting some exercise, and I'm finally getting out of the house.
LEARN MORE ABOUT WATERLOO DEKHOCKEY