Hey Jets fans!
Day two started off bright and early with a 7 am wake up and an 8 o'clock bus to the practice facility. Group "A" had practice right away, and my group, "B", had a nutrition session. I found it interesting to learn about some of the foods that you may think are not good to eat, but in fact are. For example, pizza, cooked properly with proper toppings, can be a great snack to reload carbohydrates after a game or workout.
Next was practice, which was much harder today than yesterday. The coaches put us through the paces with a lot of skating drills and some skill specific drills. Something that I really noticed today was how many little tips the coaches had for us as players. From small things to bigger things, it's easy to really improve quickly with the wealth of information around us.
After the practice and lunch, we were on the way to the MTS center for our workout and team building exercises. There was definitely a lot of laughs in the team building exercise and a lot of sweat in the workout. In the team building exercise, three teams went head-to-head to maneuver what was basically two really large snow shoes through an obstacle course. It took a lot of communication and buy in from the guys to make it work. It was good because a lot of what was needed to be successful in the exercise can be paralleled to the game of hockey.
After leaving the rink we had a great dinner at De Luca's restaurant, where we learned how to make some food and interacted with the chef. I think the biggest thing I learned was how bad Lukas Sutter's pizza was, especially after being the self proclaimed star chef... (I'm not a mushroom fan)...
Next, an early sleep to prepare for another big day tomorrow!
Once again, see you tomorrow Jets Fans!
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