I've been struggling *bad* in the Tuesday night leauge here, and I'm trying to figure out why. I think I have it partially figured out:
Its a late start time on a work night 9:45 to be exact, so I'm running low on energy. I'm seeing what I can do to get more energy pregame, but its really hard for me to get a nap in between work and gametime. Soon to be a moot point as the game is moving to an 8pm start time and moving to the rink 5 minutes away from my house vs a half hour. The
So I'm back after a hiatus due to, well, life.
I managed to get onto a beginners league here over the summer, which was just what I needed for getting some confidence. Played a lot, and at one point I took a slapshot to the throat in warmups (Since the rink was the local Private Club, it was loaded with doctors) and won 4 to 1. The 1 came in when I went off the ice for a few minutes to fix my dangler and had to leave the net empty. And I won the other game in my back to back set
I finally got my first win Saturday night, a game as a sub.
In Cincy there's a somewhat open facebook group for goalies, if someone needs a game covered, we post it there, and we make sure that games are covered somehow...a call out was placed for a Division 5 game...hey, my division, I can make it happen! So, I volunteered for the game and ran with it.
It wasn't pretty - at times it was downright ugly. But dammit I won. I'll take it for now.
I've been seeing some of the commentary regarding goalies wearing glasses...Some are adamant about it never, ever happening, others have done it and had no issues, while others have not done but can see some possible problems arise.
So, I've been observing my glasses and keeping a thought going as to how they do out on the ice, and have found them a tad lacking, as they tend to fog up and I find the need to adjust them constantly at times.
Monday morning, I hit the optometrist
[COLOR=#3E3E3E]Ever get the feeling that your gear has acquired a personality and is rather pissed off at you?
Two Fridays ago before going on vacation I decided to hit the local drop in.
I managed to get on the ice without forgetting to put anything on. Victory!
During warmups/stretching I was making lateral pushes and wound up rubbing a skate against a post. Stood up, and right back down again. huh, odd......get off the ice, take off the skate. Well, its