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Being a hockey mom just BEGS to be written about so when my daughter strapped on the goalie pads, I picked up the pen. Now I blog rink-to-rink keeping the world of youth hockey real AND real funny.

Through the highs, the lows and the all consuming stink, follow me on my journey to get through each season. Us hockey parents have to stick together! 

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The 7 Stages of Goalie Mom Grief

I was thinking about funerals the other day..not that odd considering I now pass a boneyard every day coming home and got to thinking about grief. Then I thought about goalie mom grief.

Do the 7 stages apply? I think they do..does any of this sound familiar?

Shock - Did that puck just go through the 5 hole?

Denial - No that couldn't have! Her stick was down..wasn't it?

Pain & Guilt - Oh no, the parents are looking at me...maybe I should have sprung for that extra goalie coaching in addition to the 4 times a week she is already on the ice.


Depression, Reflection, & Loneliness - That puts us down 2 goals in the third period, what are we  going to do??  Maybe if she saves everything else and the team steps up offensively, we can pull it out. I better not talk to anyone, make eye contact and go crawl in a hole.

Upward Turn - 2 down is not THAT bad.

Acceptance & Hope - It's just one game and there is always next week.

So yeah, goalie moms DO go through the 7 stages of grief...and a lot of alcohol and anti-depressents. This has now concluded your weekly dose of hockey therapy. Go forth and be prosperous.


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