The first games of the season were in St. Louis and I went along! Captain and I got to talk the whole five-hour's drive across I-70 last night, and were up early for the first game. Of course, the rosters are tougher this year. And it will take awhile for our new players to gel into a team. We lost 1-2 and 0-3 today. But no injuries and good efforts by #9 and #12. They are "tough cookies" wearing new Cascade helmets with red inserts--bought today at the Total Hockey store (where they cannot offer frequent purchase cards because they would lose money on families like ours).