And they did! 9-1, the opposing team scored their only goal in the last 2 minutes of the 3rd period.
The graphic above was inspired by last night's game. I felt so bad for the opposing team. They had traveled from Virginia with only 2 lines and 1 goalie and they were "gassed" at 7:45 in the second. The man standing next to me said outload "they are gassed". I looked at the clock and couldn't believe it, I knew those skaters would feel like they were pulling cinder blocks for the rest of the game. Truth be told a small piece of me wanted to pull the coach aside and give him some quick fueling tips, but my desire to see "my Pirates" win was stronger.
Why did this happen? I am sure there are many reasons, but one is fueling, especially if you know you are traveling with a short bench. These skaters were pulling 3 minute shifts when a normal shift is 30 - 90 seconds.
My guess is many skaters had not paid attention to what they had been eating leading up the the game. Hockey is the fastest sport played on 2 legs and carbohydrates are your skater's gasoline to ignite their speed and stamina on the ice.
I created an ebook complete with 14 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 14 dinners, pre skate skates- what to eat at 1-2 hours, 30 minutes and immediately before ice time, a pantry snack list and 1 of my favorite dinner soup recipes. No more guessing. All you need to do is what this hockey mom did --
" After I received my Hockey Strong Meal e-book from Kim I sat down with my skater and I let him choose the meals he wanted to try. It allowed him to be in control of choosing his meals while keeping him on track with his nutrition. I love that it gives him variety in his meals so he is not getting bored while eating healthy.
Thanks Jennifer V.".
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Hockey Mom RD