James' First Trophy

thumbs upAt the Swansea Hockey Association banquet today, James received his first trophy. Sure, it was a participation trophy, but it was still a trophy. He was very proud.

His Dad, rushing to get him to the banquet after swimming lessons, almost dropped him off at the wrong place. I had it in my head that he was to be at the Swansea Town Hall at 11am, but a kindly old gentleman there suggested I head over to the Legion instead. Then, when I walked James into the Legion hall, it all came back to me.

It was the same room in which I received my one and only non-participation hockey trophy. I was playing for Sam's Auto Repairs and they were announcing the winner of the Most Improved Player award. Not in my wildest dreams did I expect to hear my name called, but that's exactly what happened. I made my way up on to the stage to receive my MIP trophy in front of the entire league and I remember thinking that maybe I wasn't as bad as I thought I was.

We had a little fun with James' first trophy where I relived that moment by putting on his jersey and hoisting his trophy. It's fun reliving your good memories though your kids.

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Nice trophy daddy-o. I can make out the hockey stick, helmet & skates on the maple leaf but what's the golden putty looking thing in the middle?

April 20, 2008 @ 9:35 PM

Mike (Buffalo Boy)

nice trophy! congradulations

April 21, 2008 @ 7:04 AM

Toronto Mike

That's a hockey jersey.

Here's a much better shot of the trophy: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeboon/2428243043/

April 21, 2008 @ 8:48 AM

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