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26 Things Only Kids Who Grew Up Playing Road Hockey Will Remember

"CAR!!!"

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1. Sprinting out of your house every time you heard someone yell "game on!"

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2. Picking sticks out of a pile to determine teams.

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3. Lying down on the pavement while your buddy clipped up the back of your goalie pads.

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5. Feeling awkward about going to get the net when the person who owned it wasn't home.

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6. Injuring yourself on Rollerblades and having to switch back to playing with regular shoes.

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7. Finally scoring on the team with all the older kids.

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VICTORY AT LAST.

8. Getting to wear whatever you wanted to because there was no heavy equipment to hold you back.

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9. Having your spontaneous pick-up game quickly turn into a full-blown tournament.

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10. Accidentally hitting a parked car and nearly peeing your pants.

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Please don't be broken. Please don't be dented.

11. Celebrating when you found the perfect flat street to play on.

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12. Or when you threw caution to the wind and played on a hill.

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Chasing the ball downhill was intense AF.

13. Not having to wear pinnies because you just kinda knew who was on your team.

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14. The awesome feeling of finally upgrading to a new net and getting rid of your dirty, dented one.

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15. Flipping out at your neighbour when they ran over your stick with their car.

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16. Keeping the neighbourhood dog away from the ball proved to be quite the challenge.

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17. And getting it out of sewer was even harder.

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18. Coming home with soaked shoes from playing in not-so-ideal conditions.

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19. Getting a little creative when your team was down a player.

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20. Like really creative...

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21. Completely wrecking your stick and having to go buy a new one for ice hockey.

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25. AND other nice little souvenirs from the game.

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26. But in the end, all the wounds were worth it.

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Because road hockey brought everyone from the block together.

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