Beyond watching movies, laughing at Tom & Jerry, playing with Legos, building a train track and counting down the days until Santa visits, Colin also worked on his game during the first week of his Christmas vacation:
~ At least 10 rounds of shooting 14 pucks, practicing his snap shots, wrist shots and backhanders, every morning;
~ Two 90-minute skate-and-shoots, including 20 minutes playing pickup hockey with high-schoolers (at their request) and clicking with kids from other Tampa Bay youth hockey programs;
~ A solid 90-minute session at a roller hockey rink with our buddy Scott, working on his passing, stickhandling and one-timers; and
~ 150 passes -- short, long and over parking-lot islands -- with his old man.
To his credit, Colin says he'll take another 140 shots Christmas Day.
I hope his hard work this past week is rewarded at the Florida International Hockey Invitational tournament next week at Germain Arena in Estero, Fla.