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Playing with BOYS

July 27, 2009

What’s going on, Hong Kong!

I am now into my forth week in the United States. These past seven days I spent with Joe Burtagna and the boys, once again.

Although I have been playing on a boys’ team in Hong Kong, I finally got used to playing on an all girls team here in the United States. Now, I once again I had to get into the mental state of playing with boys, again.

Physically, the boys in Hong Kong are unlike the boys here over in North America. Consequently, I find their playing styles are far from identical. Boys are lazy when it comes to their feet. They skate slower, they do not move around as much, and spent more time playing with their sticks and puck hogging, that is, they do not pass very much as they all want to score the winning goal.

On the other hand, girls always exert the majority of their energy to moving as fast as they can across the ice. The puck spends more time in transition from player to player instead of on one single stick. And there is more ‘teamship.’

The boys shoot the puck hard and fast, which (I guess) makes up for their slower feet. They also have a knack for finding the ‘holes’ in goalies, and end up lighting up the net much more than the girls. But the females use strategies instead of aimlessly firing the puck to score winning goals.

I wonder if this is the same for other sports? Anyone!

From your only female left handed goalie in Hong Kong,

Zulia

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. chris permalink
    September 29, 2009 9:21 pm

    Poor…

  2. Erica permalink
    September 21, 2009 7:07 pm

    ice hockey?cool. i’ve only play air hockey. i stink @ skating. btw is it cool that ur in the US wat state? cuz i’ve always wanna go to LA. love US stuff. from sku to entertainment, cuz i think that in HK, the standard of skus are way lower and i cant learn as much. (though im not the best in class). and i love english more than chinese.( that spells loser when ur born in HK). but then i study in an english sku, so im good.i got a question, not sports, but do u know when The Last Song coming out in HK? the novel by Nicholas Sparks.

    About sports. i think sometimes badminton and maybe soccer, though it’s much, much more dangerous when ur skating on ice. be careful!

  3. orangejuice permalink
    August 31, 2009 11:14 am

    The chinese tradionional spirit is very useful in wars. you cannot showoff your power,and hide it, so that the enemies cannot know what actual powers and talent you have.Then Striking the enemies with an unexpect.the enemies will all die out~Otherwise ,i agree many games need the cooperation of teamate. and it is not useful for a player to hide their ability.but may be it is only a strategy which you did not discovered. Can you don’t look everything so appearently?

  4. Vincent permalink
    August 10, 2009 10:46 am

    A very good message said that the USA players are lazier than the Hong Kong.

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