Minnesota Hockey Magazine

Hockey Moms: Don’t forget the camera

Capturing your Child’s Hockey Experience

As a hockey mom, I get so wrapped up in watching my son play hockey that I forget to take pictures. I bring my camera to every game, but yet it sits in my bag or in the car and doesn’t get used.

Don’t make the same mistake I have.

Bring your camera to all games, scrimmages and even a few practices and take lots of pictures. There is always another hockey mom looking to see who took pictures of a certain game and wants copies for her scrapbook. Make sure you date the pictures and the reason for the picture, whether it’s a game against White Bear Lake, a scrimmage against Baldwin or your State Tournament.

Get the coaches on the bench giving a pep talk, take a picture of the goalie taking a water break and the dreaded penalty box photo (use this one for blackmail). Scrapbooking these memories are fun and you can get pretty creative with captions for your pictures.

When the day comes that your child graduates from high school and those books are sitting out on the graduation table, you will be able to laugh and reminisce about the great experiences you had during your child’s hockey career. My son will be there in four short years and my scrapbooks will be ready, minus a few pictures of when my camera was left in the car, of course. 

If you know a deserving hockey mom, please nominate them for our “Hockey Mom of the Month.”  To nominate please submit a short essay on why you feel they should be the hockey mom of the month. All monthly winners will receive a Target gift card and be featured in the Hockey Moms USA monthly newsletter and on Minnesota Hockey Magazine.com.

To submit your essay, or to to sign up for the Hockey Moms USA newsletter, simply email us at: hockeymomsusa@yahoo.com.