There it was! The bright orange street hockey puck- right on my stick. I was at center court with nobody standing between me and the goalie.
I wasn’t a very good puck handler, and as a defenseman, didn’t have much experience with scoring opportunities like this. But I glued my gaze to the blade of my stick, determined not to loose the puck, and ran as fast as I could toward the goalie.
I was going to score.
What happened next surprised everybody on both teams.
More importantly, it became a reminder to me about how to act in life.
This happened when I was about 14 years old, but I still think of it often today, at age 53.
This week my post at Wise & Shine recounts this day on the street hockey court and examines what I learned from the whole experience. If my vagueness is frustrating, I hope you’ll cure it by reading the full article at Wise & Shine.
READ THE FULL POST HERE: “My Sin Bin Tailspin: Lessons From Hockey”
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Great story. Unforgettable lesson!
Robert Peruzzi From my Mobile Phone Beware of Auto Correct and Typos ________________________________
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Thanks Bob! My goalie friend Mark also happens to be a trombone player with a great sense of humor- like you 😎