If you are a new hockey mom this season, welcome to the team! You’ve probably been wondering what you’ve signed up for but don’t worry; you’ll learn as you go, so just have fun. Of course, you’re also probably thinking about what kind of hockey mom you’re going to be.
Over the last seventeen seasons, I’ve come across my fair share of hockey moms. In fact, you could call me a scout, really. I know a good hockey mom when I see her. Let me share with you my Top Ten hockey mom prospect rankings so you can aspire to be the best hockey mom around.
The list starts off with Coffee Runner Hockey Mom. She drops her child off to the dressing room, then – like an angel – offers to run over and grab some coffees for everyone. She’s solid on order accuracy and her energy doesn’t quit.
Next off is the Party Girl Hockey Mom. She’s the one to organize and host all the team parties. She’s a team leader for sure. You can’t help but want to be like her.
One of my favourite up and comers is Blankie Hockey Mom. She’s not a blanket hog and shares whenever she can. She’s great to cozy up to and her warm-up routine is spectacular.
Not to be overlooked is Skate Tying Hockey Mom. She can whip around that dressing room and tie all those kids’ skates before you can say “Hockey Night in Canada!” She generally carries around an extra pair of skate laces too. You can’t help but love her efficiency.
A truly talented one on this list is Volunteer Hockey Mom. She manages the team, coaches the team, helps out with the fundraisers, organizes tournament hockey dinners. She practically runs the show.
Keep an eye on this one – she gets better year after year.
Starting off our top five prospects is Sports Store Hockey Mom. She’s always got an extra set of hockey equipment around (because she has more than one child playing hockey). You can count on her when your child has forgotten (or lost) one critical piece of equipment. She’s known for having a spare mouth guard or two also.
Then there’s Nurse Hockey Mom who always seems to have all the things you or your young hockey player might need but not find in the trainer’s kit. She’s unselfish and cares deeply for everyone on the team. Her focus is always on making that boo-boo feel better.
She may not be as strong as Volunteer Hockey Mom but Water Bottle Hockey Mom can really round out the team. She’s got her bottle filling system down to a science, and it’s fun to watch.
One of my favourite prospects is Travel Agent Hockey Mom. Once those away tournaments are finalized, she’s checking out what there is to do in town. She knows the best shopping, tourist sites, and restaurants. She’s going places, this hockey mom, literally.
And who is the number one hockey mom prospect? It’s got to be Cheerleader Hockey Mom. She’s always got good things to say about everyone on the team. She enthusiastically and energetically supports everyone on the team. She congratulates everyone on a game well played. She’s always upbeat and positive. She says thank you to the coaches, the officials, and even the canteen operator. And that’s why she’s my top pick for number one prospect this season.
There you have it: the Top Ten Hockey Mom Prospects for the 2017-18 season. Watch for them. Be like them. Love them.
Three cheers for these hockey mom prospects – they’re going to make it to the big league!
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