24 November 2011

A Little Nice Hockey

WE'VE BEEN GOING to most of the home ice hockey matches this fall, and the local team is doing very well. Armed with a new crop of Finns and Slovaks, Les Aigles de Nice are sitting tied for 2nd place in France's First Division. The local paper even gave some hockey love today. The story talks about the big increase in atendance at games (we can attest to that!) and Sylvain Roy, the guy mentioned in the headline, is the team captain and the coach of the Nice under-22 team. (Note: Jean-Bouin is the name of the home arena).

We've been spending a lot of time at the ice rink lately as I've mentioned before. Henry and Patrick have started the "Hockey School" sessions on Monday afternoons, and Henry had just been invited to play for the Nice under-9 team, something he is very excited about. His first "game" will be in a few weeks near Aix-en-Provence. Because the nearest sheet of ice is almost 100 km away, it looks like we'll be making a few road trips on Sunday's this winter.

Ready for practice!

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