So yea, today's my birthday and I'm 14 now. I had a pretty cool birthday, I got my goalie mask early, and two days ago my Mom went on travel so I opened my presents early. I got a Bauer RX10 goalie stick!
Today my Dad took me to a stick and shoot so I could try it out, and as a free birthday present(goalies go free). It was really fun for about an hour, then all the nonstop breakaways started to take their toll. I was getting sloppy, butterflying without closing the five hole, etc. My Dad was shooting on me, and eventually he started taking slapshots. Now, my Dad has 50 - 60 mph slapshots at his hardest. Now, I don't wear knee pads, and on one shot (he estimated 56 - 60 mph) I got hit straight in my completely 100% exposed knee. I got incredibly lucky, as it was 1 inch above my kneecap. An inch lower and I would have broken my kneecap. My first thought was OOOOOOWWW!!!!, my second thought was, I hope I didn't break it, and my third thought was, I used to be a goalie, but then I took a puck to the knee.
Anyway, it's still fresh and I'm icing it, but I certainly can wait until I have to sleep. I may need to take an advil or something.