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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. Since then I have been blogging rink-to-rink keeping the world of youth hockey real AND real funny. 

Through the highs, the lows, and the all-consuming hockey stink, us parents need to stick together!

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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