It's been a little while since I've written a blog entry, but I thought it might be good to get one in here for mid-summer. It's hard to believe that summer's already half over. I will admit August kind of caught me a little off guard. Even though I've been out of school for over five years (considerably longer if we're talking high school, but I digress...), I still always find it a little bit bittersweet when the 'back to school' advertisements start showing up on television. Pretty
The season is done. My team played some of the best hockey all season in our last three games. Our final regular season game was an excellent 6-4 win over our competitors at ECO Water. I have to admit, I always really like playing these guys - I think we are pretty evenly matched as teams go, and they also are just a nice group of people.
It takes real heart and talent to be competitive on the ice and to respect your opponent at the same time, and I think these guys have it down
Last night in the midst of a 6-2 loss, one of my defensemen skated up to me and said, "Keep living the dream, man." This was not said with sarcasm and I think it highlights something important.
I was trying to think about what my next blog topic should be. I had started writing out something, but it just wasn't flowing properly. Then I read Travis' post linking to '5 Things Every Goalie Should Learn from Martin Brodeur' and it just clicked.
Tonight I backstopped a 4-2 loss. This comes on the heels of a 6-4 win last Sunday. Unfortunately, I was too busy to write about that during the week, so I'll have to try to recap that first and then get to tonight's game. (OK - fine, I'm eating my dessert first and saving the vegetables for later. Just don't tell my mom. lol)
Any win is a good win, in my book. I will admit, however, to being somewhat disappointed in how I coughed up three in the first period to put us down 3-0.
Well - I got to play in my first league game tonight. We had a 10 pm start against the Punishers (one of the better squads in our division.)
Anyway - while I would love to report a stellar performance my first time in a game situation, I can't do that, but I think overall the experience was positive anyway. :) The opposition scored their first goal on a fluky play where the puck stopped dead in the crease and everyone (including me) thought the play had been whistled dead. Sadly