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#21 F.Michael

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 09:12 AM

QUOTE(Hank @ August 8, 2007 - 08:20AM) View Post

Some teams prefer less players - more icetime.

I play forward in my Monday night league but this past spring I played defense for a tournament. I loved it! Even though you don't get nearly as much offensive glory there's just something about shutting guys down, mucking in corners and making a nice first pass. I might switch to defense full time.

Yeah - "D" is the position to play! I enjoyed chipping in my fair share of points while @ any of the forward positions, but there's something about playing defense - more intense I guess cool.gif

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 09:33 AM

I play drop in every Friday and once the league starts back up in the fall, I'll be getting back into league games.

Growing up, I always played street hockey with my friends, and some ice hockey if my neighbor behind me made a backyard rink or we went to a pond, but I never played anything organized. In college I did intramural floor hockey and roller hockey. Then in law school I decided to start playing ice hockey in a league.

I'm not very good, but I do love to get out and play.

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 09:37 AM

Been playing the great sport of hockey for about 25 years now.

Grew up playing house and travel in Muskegon.

Played HS at Mona Shores (a few years before Abdelkader)

Played IM at WMU

Now playing inline here in Cincinnati every Sunday. I'm getting old but I still LOVE to play the game. My team is taking the summer season off for a number of reasons. I got hooked up with a different team in the same league for the time being.

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 09:53 AM

Hank,

I couldn't agree more about the defense. I have found that playing D is very satisfying.

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 10:41 AM

Hank,

D is alot of fun, i used to play a bit of d when someone on our team got hurt or suspended or something. There is nothing more satisfying then catching a guy not even paying attention looking back for a pass or the guys who admire there passes for a brief second or two and laying the boom down on them, and pinching in when the winger is looking back at his d man waiting for the breakout pass, really good way to get some big hits on defense.
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Posted 08 August 2007 - 10:47 AM

QUOTE(Zion @ August 7, 2007 - 08:22PM) View Post
Great responses.
but couldn't help but notice some of the teams with only 10-12 skaters... unacceptable!


Fewer skaters means more playing time. I once played a game where we only had 8 skaters-myself and one other center, 3 wingers, and 3 D, and our other center spent half the game in the box...so I saw a lot of ice. It was fun, even though we were beaten like 8-1.


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Posted 08 August 2007 - 11:24 AM

QUOTE(F.Michael @ August 8, 2007 - 10:12AM) View Post

Yeah - "D" is the position to play! I enjoyed chipping in my fair share of points while @ any of the forward positions, but there's something about playing defense - more intense I guess cool.gif


Yeah, the whole ice "looks" different when on D too. It's like the game slows down a bit more. Love playing there. But my Monday night league is so good I really suck at D when playing at that calibre.

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 11:40 AM

QUOTE(Hank @ August 8, 2007 - 11:24AM) View Post

Yeah, the whole ice "looks" different when on D too. It's like the game slows down a bit more. Love playing there. But my Monday night league is so good I really suck at D when playing at that calibre.

That's when ya play like Bryan Marchment - 1 knee here - 1 knee there laugh.gif

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 11:45 AM

Played from about 8 to 16. D. Won nationals! Then quit due to injuries.

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 11:51 AM

QUOTE(Dabura @ August 8, 2007 - 11:45AM) View Post

Played from about 8 to 16. D. Won nationals! Then quit due to injuries.

But I'm not bitter.
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I too have played sparingly since I've injured my back 3 years ago...Used to play 3 to 4 times per week...Man I wish I could play more sad.gif

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 12:00 PM

i learned how to skate at age 5 but my parents never wanted to spend the money to get me into a hockey team. so now at the age of 15, it is to late for me, i tried out for an ice hockey team, but i was slower than every player, including the goalies. so i can't skate because i never really skated much. then i tried for roller hockey, but not enough people came to it to try out. so i will try again but more people have to show up. i want to play. crybaby.gif
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Posted 08 August 2007 - 12:11 PM

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i learned how to skate at age 5 but my parents never wanted to spend the money to get me into a hockey team. so now at the age of 15, it is to late for me, i tried out for an ice hockey team, but i was slower than every player, including the goalies. so i can't skate because i never really skated much. then i tried for roller hockey, but not enough people came to it to try out. so i will try again but more people have to show up. i want to play. crybaby.gif




I started at 14, and went on to play college. Go to a hockey camp and/or take some power skating classes. If you are in the Ann Arbor area, go to Red Berenson's Hockey Camp at Yost..it's a good one. Steve Knuble (Mike's brother) runs a solid camp as well, also in Ann Arbor.


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Posted 08 August 2007 - 12:23 PM

QUOTE(F.Michael @ August 8, 2007 - 12:51PM) View Post

I too have played sparingly since I've injured my back 3 years ago...Used to play 3 to 4 times per week...Man I wish I could play more sad.gif

Oh well - life goes on thumbup.gif


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I've come to regard it as a blessing in disguise. I love where my life's at right now, and I know there's no way things would be this way had I kept going.

That said, I wouldn't mind coaching one day....

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 12:24 PM

QUOTE(F.Michael @ August 8, 2007 - 12:40PM) View Post

That's when ya play like Bryan Marchment - 1 knee here - 1 knee there laugh.gif


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Posted 08 August 2007 - 12:53 PM

I grew up playing hockey all my life and still play....plus i i got the ultimate hockey job i drive a zamboni at the disc in dearborn

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 01:22 PM

QUOTE(eva unit zero @ August 8, 2007 - 12:11PM) View Post

I started at 14, and went on to play college. Go to a hockey camp and/or take some power skating classes. If you are in the Ann Arbor area, go to Red Berenson's Hockey Camp at Yost..it's a good one. Steve Knuble (Mike's brother) runs a solid camp as well, also in Ann Arbor.

yeah, i will have to talk to my parents about that. i can do everthying else... i just need to learn to skate well on ice.
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Posted 08 August 2007 - 01:35 PM

Started playing hockey the first year Wings training camp was held here in T.C. in a beginners league.Played goalie till this past Nov. when I tore My ACL in a game. THAT SUCKED. Our team was called the GRINDERS. Darren McCarty was our sponsor. Taking a season off, hope to play next year if the Wife lets me. goal.gif

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 01:47 PM

I play D in an old man's beer league. Got a playoff game this saturday. Can't wait
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Posted 08 August 2007 - 02:00 PM

i've played since i was 7 and now i am 19. i've played all sorts of leagues and i just recently tried out for san jose state's ice hockey club. i got cut from the team but i still gave it a good shot. i am a roller hockey player because i could never afford to play ice hockey and i just figured "why not give it a shot" when it came to tryouts.

i actually just got an email about some professional roller hockey teams that are going to have their inaugural season and are holding tryouts. i am going to tryout for the teams and hopefully do better then i did in college tryouts. i am actually not sure what to expect from them but i hope i preform my best.

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 02:03 PM

I played from the ages of 6-16, playing a primarily penalty kill, grind line specialist role, playing varying levels from house to travel. In my last full year I played, I led my team in both assists and penalty minutes, maybe flying off the handle too quickly occasionally hehe.gif

At age 16, I blew my left knee out in training camp and that officially ended my playing career - 2 years before I was slated to play for MSU, good timing, huh?

I knew my ability and skill and can comfortably admit that I was never going past the collegiate ranks, but still would have loved the chance just to play even limited minutes at that level... I'm 25 now, my knee still bothers me a bit, but I've started skating again and am looking to join a "beer league" in the near future and start playing again.

I also coached from 16-19 and am looking to get back into that as well.

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