Let’s Play Hockey 2!

November 18

School is a lot like toilet paper. You only miss it when it’s gone. ~ Unknown

Game 3 of the Cardinals girls hockey 2022-23 season. The Cards were hosting the Roseau Rams, a traditional hockey power that somehow is just inside Minnesota on the Canadian border. In the time since these teams moved up to class AA, the big school class (Alex because of size, Roseau to not always having to compete in the same single A class as neighboring Warroad), they have had very competitive games. On this night it would be no different . . .

Private schools have diversity, mum. There are millionaires, billionaires. ~ Tom Leopold

Getting to know your Cardinals . . .

There are three good reasons to be a teacher – June, July and August. ~ Unknown

[A highlight of this evening was running into some old hockey friends. After missing a couple of COVID years, I had lost contact with the hockey community. But Abby Williams (middle) dropped by for a chat with the first of her two daughters. The photo below was taken in 2010, the subjects were all stars on the 2008 state championship team: Kat DelZoppo (left) and Abby formed two-thirds of “the best line in the state” and Danielle Justice (right) was the star goalie. I also learned from fans that senior Ella Westlund, injured in the state soccer tournament, hopes to be playing in a couple weeks; and two swimmers from the state tournament will be changing into skates soon as regular shift defensemen . . . ]

My dad could always find the bright side. Whenever I brought my report card home from school, he’d say, “Well, at least I know you didn’t cheat.” ~ Greg Tamblyn

[And because I had no place else to stick it (“I heard that”), here’s the “Alexandria” trail tunnel under Nokomis Street where the Fat Boys walk. I believe high school students did this to cover graffiti . . . ]

His lack of education is more than compensated for by his keenly developed moral bankruptcy. ~ Woody Allen

[Cub Reporter on the job at the Runestone Community Center (RCC), a/k/a, the hockey rink . . . ]

In California, some high schools are requiring students to wear uniforms. They say uniforms create a safe, stable environment. Like the post office. ~ Jay Leno

[Heights and weights for the players are generically 5’3″, 120 pounds . . . ]

[I arrived in time to see the final period of the JV game . . . ]

[Player down in aisle 3!]

[Junior Kaija Niblett (39) . . . ]

[The bench skate by and fist bump . . . ]

[Following a Cardinal goal . . . ]

[Room with a view . . . ]

[Yay! We won!]

My kid drives me nuts. For three years now he goes to a private school. He won’t tell me where it is. ~ Rodney Dangerfield

[The scoreboard says they did good . . . ]

I never did very well in math—I could never seem to persuade the teacher that I hadn’t meant my answers literally. ~ Calvin Trillin

[The captains/refs meeting prior to the varsity game. Card captains are junior Kylie Latimer (11) and senior Lauren Maras (9) . . . ]

To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks. ~ A. A. Milne

[The starters have been introduced (see roster) and the rest of the team are joining them . . . ]

America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week. ~ Evan Esar

[The national anthem – current instructions call for placing your hand over your heart. I’ve been standing for the anthem for 70 years – this hand over the heart thing is a recent addition that I, as a veteran, choose not to follow . . . ]

[The white uniform version of “The Long Gray Line” . . . ]

[Middle of photo with hat – the father of the aforementioned 2008 state champion goalie . . . ]

Take your risks now. As you grow older, you become more fearful and less flexible. And I mean that literally. I hurt my knee this week on the treadmill, and it wasn’t even on. ~ Amy Poehler

[And play begins . . . ]

Be so good they can’t ignore you. ~ Steve Martin

[Up close and personal with Lauren Maras in the background . . . ]

[Lauren faces off . . . ]

[Freshman Lillian Dutton (26) does the same . . . ]

Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good. ~ Malcolm Gladwell

I have never been jealous. Not even when my dad finished fifth grade a year before I did. ~ Jeff Foxworthy

Education is when you read the find print; experience is what you get when you don’t. ~ Pete Seeger

[A legacy: Sophomore Julia Doherty (7) wearing her older sister Anna’s number . . . ]

[Another legacy: Sophomore Morgan Aure (17) wearing her older sister MaKenna’s number . . . ]

I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book. ~ Groucho Marx

The United States of America has more monolingual experts on bilingual education than any other country in the world. ~  Roberto Bahruth

[Ms. Doherty again . . . ]

[Cards trying to keep the puck in the offensive zone . . . ]

We spend the first twelve months of our children’s lives teaching them to walk and talk, and the next twelve years telling them to sit down and shut up. ~ Phyllis Diller

Ever wonder if illiterate people get the full effect of alphabet soup? ~ John Mendosa

The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving. ~ Russell Green

[Fun, speedy game so far with the Cards holding a shot advantahe after two periods . . . ]

[But it all depends on the bounce of the puck! The Cards lost the game and are now 1 – 3 to start the season. But they have played three very good teams, outshot them all, and have held them all to under 15 shots per game. It holds them in good stead as the season rolls on . . . ]

Catch you next time! ~ Kat and Abby

Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only that the cat died nobly. ~ Arnold Edinborough

The hardness of the butter is proportional to the softness of the bread. ~ Steven Wright

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