I forgot to mention that the twins' team took 3rd place (easily) and brought home medals. They were thrilled! It got a little tense when playing against former KC teammates, so we were glad to be "busy" with relatives outside the rink. Some other parents were pointing fingers and calling names. Lisa Steiner and Jill Watt agreed: "Hockey does not define who you are as a person." April Wyatt said later: "How you behave at hockey does define who you are as a person." Wisdom!
In the long run, we steer the conversations with our boys away from individuals and coaches. It's more fun to dish on the referees (who were especially bad this weekend). Even Gr. Gerald was yelling at the refs, and he doesn't understand hockey that well!!