Adventures in Ringette

As some of you may or may not know I’m suppose to write a blog every Friday for school, but this week I’m a little late. As usual, I procrastinated because I really didn’t want to believe that I was back to school and back to doing homework. Today I woke up and said to myself, “there is 7 more weeks of school and then you’re done, so get your freaking act together.” I can really be persuasive when I want to be.

This week I’m going to do something I haven’t don before in my blog, I’m going to use pictures to talk about one of the first IPP events that went down this weekend. Ashton Friesen and Melissa Marlatt had their fundraising event for MS called Move Your Soul. It was a ringette tournament and social, and they literally knocked it out of the park. These ladies seemed so cool, calm and collected that it was impossible to know whether they were panicking a little on the inside, especially with all the youngins at the social last night.

Before you see some pictures, I want to tell you a little about the ringette tournament. I had NEVER played ringette in my life, and neither had the majority of our team. So for the first game we played Friday night we knew we were in trouble when the other team showed up with matching jerseys and we had yellow pinnies. We all felt like the Mighty Ducks in Mighty Ducks 1 and thought briefly of a moment of grandeur when we smoked our opponents, like they did at the end of the first movie. But sadly we had no Emilio Estevez and we never reached our full potential. Regardless of whether we lost both our games by like 7 points, tied or won, our team had an awesome time supporting the fight for MS and Melissa and Ashton – really that’s what it’s all about.

Go CreComm Pylons – I really want to know who chose that name, we could have thought of something way better.

The Pylons
Lauren's game face
My game face

Our team getting instructions on the rules
Me in action
Lauren celebrating something, but I don't think it was a goal