We are now complete with the player skills evaluations. Three more hours today and 103 players later we have a complete set of player skills marks.
The good news for tomorrow is the light load of only having two games. The bad news is the 6:15AM and 7:15AM start times. As expected, I received a bunch of observations that 6:15AM is not such a good time. This is a good lead into the question of the day.
Question: I thought peewee does not get early 6:00AM ice times anymore? Last year Peewee did not have these right?
Answer: At minimum peewee is scheduled one game and one practice anytime during the week, 6:00 AM until 8:00 PM weekends, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM weekdays.
Peewee takes their share of the early morning 6:00AM, 6:30AM and 7:00AM "bad" ice times. To get some kind of idea how many of these we get, I can tell you what has happened the last four years.
2010-2011 A1, A2 and C1 each had the most with three of these bad ice times. The average was two.
2009-2010 B2 was given one 6:00AM practice and a two 7:00AM games for the season. So three bad times.
2008-2009 C2 received five bad times and the average was two bad times.
2007-2008 Four years ago one team had four bad times.
So you can see the trend. I would expect the usual three to five bad ice times over the course of the year.
Usually these ice times are practices and frequently players miss them. It should be noted that attendance at the early morning practices makes a huge difference in terms of player and team development.