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So I finally got a chance to hit the ice last night for the first time in 14 months. I was asked to possibly sub last week so I thought I would have time to stretch again and at least hit an open skate to make sure my feet still knew what to do, but life got in the way and I didn't have time to prep at all. Game time was 10:15 last night and it was my first time putting the gear back on, stepping on the ice and playing a full game. I would say it's just like riding a bike but I was quite winded after the first few minutes but we were 1-1 after the first. Fast fwd to the end and we went into the SO 7-7 and ended up losing that one. Not bad for a B level game without any prep time before go time LOL

For a while during the lockdown and awaiting my VAX to kick in, I had actually wondered if I would truly miss playing. Part of me was okay just putting the gear away and focusing more on golf and other hobbies, but once I got to the rink, smelled the locker room and made my first solid save, I was hooked all over again! Damn I missed playing. Missed the hanging with the boys and enjoying a cold one afterwards!

The best part was that I did NOT forget my cup or any other gear like I had in my dreams over the past 14 months. Those nightmares where you can't remember how to suit up or you play with missing gear...LOL

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Glad to see more of you guys getting back on the ice.  I have not looked back since starting again.  I've actually been playing more since joining a second team.  The wife and kids even went on a road

I finally got back on the ice for the first time since December of 2019.  I had to take some time off between December and March due to an injury and financial reasons.  Then obviously we all know wha

Do it now as much as you can before you have kids lol

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On 5/4/2021 at 12:41 PM, mckinneymagnum said:

The best part was that I did NOT forget my cup or any other gear like I had in my dreams over the past 14 months. Those nightmares where you can't remember how to suit up or you play with missing gear...LOL

I've had that dream too many times. Late, forgot gear, can't dress quick enough. 

Retirement is great. When I have that nightmare I just remember... I'm retired.

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2 minutes ago, MTH said:

Sorry to hear. Canada? Shutting back down? I was hoping to get up there this summer for some fishing.

Damn you canucks!

We're currently hoping to get everyone's first dose by July 1st.

We're also putting 16 weeks between doses due to supply issues. I got my first shot two months ago due to a front of the line pass due to my industry. My parents, who are 60, just received their first doses this past weekend.

You may have to wait a bit there.

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3 minutes ago, MTH said:

Come on Canada. What year is this? It's not the 90s anymore where Canada was still just getting cable tv.

You guys have cell phones yet?

I'm joking...

Oh we got cell phones. We also have one of the steepest prices world wide for our ability to use such devices. It's like we should be thankful the telecoms allowed us to use their new fangled tech.

 

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10 hours ago, MTH said:

Sorry to hear. Canada? Shutting back down? I was hoping to get up there this summer for some fishing.

Damn you canucks!

Yep. Got to play the night before things shut down again and cherished every minute of it, just like the first and second time we shut down here. 

 

I wouldn't get your hopes up about coming up for fishing anytime soon. I can't wait to get to go down to the States for some Chick-Fil-A!

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On 5/10/2021 at 8:46 PM, insertnamehere said:

Yep. Got to play the night before things shut down again and cherished every minute of it, just like the first and second time we shut down here. 

 

I wouldn't get your hopes up about coming up for fishing anytime soon. I can't wait to get to go down to the States for some Chick-Fil-A!

I'll meet you at the border and throw some bags of Chick-fil-a over to you.

Honestly, with the lack of border rules here, and the fact that they're begging everyone here to take some vaccines... sounds like you need to make a 2 week trip south. I mean, we're throwing vaccines away here. They now want 12-15 year old kids to get them. I saw that they give vaccines at baseball games to fans.

I say we need to send them north asap. Or just let anyone come down and get some.

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14 minutes ago, MTH said:

I say we need to send them north asap. Or just let anyone come down and get some.

There are tons of Canadians that are doing it. Unfortunately our assed government will still force people to take a 2 week quarantine in a hotel for $3,000.

It's absurd. People around me are starting to get their first shots, I had mine back in March and despite being disease free, I'm still holed in with the provincial measures.

Shit, use as a country still don't have a reopening plan.

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31 minutes ago, coopaloop1234 said:

There are tons of Canadians that are doing it. Unfortunately our assed government will still force people to take a 2 week quarantine in a hotel for $3,000.

It's absurd. People around me are starting to get their first shots, I had mine back in March and despite being disease free, I'm still holed in with the provincial measures.

Shit, use as a country still don't have a reopening plan.

Saskatchewan of all places has a roadmap towards reopening phases. 

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18 hours ago, coopaloop1234 said:

There are tons of Canadians that are doing it. Unfortunately our assed government will still force people to take a 2 week quarantine in a hotel for $3,000.

It's absurd. People around me are starting to get their first shots, I had mine back in March and despite being disease free, I'm still holed in with the provincial measures.

Shit, use as a country still don't have a reopening plan.

That's actually not entirely correct. If crossing at a land border, as long as someone has a suitable quarantine plan (basically a residence without at risk people) you can do your 2 weeks at home. 

 

Quarantine hotel is for air arrivals and it's only the first few days. 

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1 hour ago, insertnamehere said:

That's actually not entirely correct. If crossing at a land border, as long as someone has a suitable quarantine plan (basically a residence without at risk people) you can do your 2 weeks at home. 

 

Quarantine hotel is for air arrivals and it's only the first few days. 

Ah, thanks for the clarification.

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US CDC today lifted mask rules. But I live in communist New Jersey, so we're wearing them here until at least 2024 I think.

Want to get people to get the vaccine? Lift the mask mandate. What better motivation than not having to wear a mask and be in fear? 

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16 hours ago, MTH said:

US CDC today lifted mask rules. But I live in communist New Jersey, so we're wearing them here until at least 2024 I think.

Want to get people to get the vaccine? Lift the mask mandate. What better motivation than not having to wear a mask and be in fear? 

Wasn't there a group in Washington (not sure if the state or DC) that was doing "Joints for Jabs" or something? Get a vaccine, get some free weed. 

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31 minutes ago, insertnamehere said:

Wasn't there a group in Washington (not sure if the state or DC) that was doing "Joints for Jabs" or something? Get a vaccine, get some free weed. 

Weed for Vaccines: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/joints-for-jabs-free-marijuana-for-vaccinated-new-yorkers-1.5395534

Doughnuts for Vaccines: https://www.ctvnews.ca/lifestyle/krispy-kreme-giving-a-free-doughnut-a-day-in-u-s-to-those-vaccinated-against-covid-19-1.5357626

Beer for Vaccines: https://slate.com/human-interest/2021/05/vaccine-free-beer-bar-covid.html

 

 

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