Here's 2/3rds of the reason that I haven't been around as much as before...
About 8-9 years ago, I took my kids up to Michigan State to see the Spring football game. My oldest had just started playing hockey. We stopped by the hockey arena on campus and I snapped this pic (shout out to Seven for pulling off PMC for me):
Over St. Patrick's Day, he returned to campus, this time his team was playing! He started the game on defense because his team was short players on the blueline, but being down in the 3rd period, he got the call up to offense and he scored twice (the team still lost by 1... they were down by 1 and pulled the goalie, giving up an EN; they got one back after putting the goalie back in but couldn't get the equalizer).
Meanwhile, my middle boy has been playing net minder. These pics are from an 11-0 drubbing of a Chicago team in a tournament this February.
Sorry about the portrait perspective. They were the only ones I had handy... I cropped them so my wife could use them on her phone.
They've both moved on to a new season, now...lacrosse.
My third boy is playing baseball and taking piano. He had a recital where each of 35ish kids plays a few minutes... All the dads were struggling to stay interested. Then my kid got up there and they announced his two songs and there was a wave of interest in the crowd: Cheeseburger in Paradise and Stairway to Heaven... He's practicing the Star Wars theme for his next recital...