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My Mom doesn't necessarily like that I play broomball. It's my own fault really because I don't filter the brutality or injury stories through cotton candy like I should. When she found out I was playing in the State Tournament on St. Patrick's Day, she was excited because I was but surprisingly more in favor of me hitting the bars with friends. The fact that I was responsible for the group's removal from Brits Pub at 7:30pm last year is obviously not on her mind.

We did really well in the tournament this year! It was a lot of fun! It's unanimous that we have the most cooperative and fun team in the bracket. We played all day Saturday and won our way to the top of our bracket which meant an 8:45pm game Saturday night. I was a little disappointed because the other teams in our bracket got 3pm or earlier games which allowed them to enjoy green beer and make it to play on Sunday. But I also knew that playing would keep me out of trouble on the streets of St. Paul or Minneapolis. And I was thrilled our team was playing so well - I couldn't miss out on our final game of the day!

We won the game but it was a tough one! Our opponent was down by 1 with 20 seconds to go. They're charging down the ice and I'm defending the right wing. He takes a pass and with 6 seconds on the clock, winds up and fires it towards the net. Unfortunately for him and for me, I was 10 feet away in direct line of fire. The broomball struck me HARD. Right in the throat!

We played into Sunday and took 2nd place in the C bracket! Next year, we move to B. I was invited to play some pick-up games so next year - I'll be scoring some goals! And not getting hit in the throat thank you very much.

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