Thursday 12/11/03 – Team X vrs Midstate Security
Team X is definitely a team on a mission. After dropping their first two games of the season and losing their goalie, they have come back and won 4 in a row. The game tonight was a 6-1 victory and I must say Team X came out to win that game. The other team got very few scoring chances in the game. The one goal they did get was a shot that glanced off my left arm and in the top corner of the net. The way my luck was going, I figured something like that would happen. All a team needs to score in hockey is a quality shot. They had maybe one quality scoring chance before that one that went in.
After the way I struggled on Wednesday night, I was hoping I would get a little more of a workout. I succeeded in keeping my focus through that game which is a good thing. However, you don’t get much work on your technique if you don’t face many shots in a game. No big deal as I said. A win is a win and I will take it after losing my last 6 games in a row.
Now, next step is to prepare for a tough next week of hockey.
On Monday, my 2-4 White Tigers are going against the 6-0 Fury. This is going to be the toughest game the White Tigers are going to play all season. I don’t think the Fury are going to be out for my head or revenge, but you never know. You would think they would be respectful being as that I led that team to 3 prior championships and 6 winning sessions in the last year and a half. For being replaced….you would think they would be respectful at least.
Ok, this is probably the 6th journal entry I have complained about the situation between myself and the Fury. That issue still upsets me a little and will probably continue to do so for a while. I am going to try to refrain from talking about it for a while and just enjoy the weekend.
On Wednesday, I have two games. Hopefully, my ice hockey team will rebound and have a strong game and my Smith Diamond Reality team will come out strong against So What, a team that is just a couple positions ahead of us.
Then, on Thursday, I have Team X again in what will definetly be a playoff type game. Every game is going to be like that through the rest of the season for that team. Especially in a 16 team division where only 6 teams get playoff spots.
As for this weekend, my plans are still in flux. I have a story to write on the college rollerhockey tournament, pictures to post on my website of FSU and that tournament, and then I have a freelance photo project to complete. Part of me would like to sit around the house and complete these projects…but there might be a trip to the in-laws in the mix as well. I guess we shall see.
Keep your stick on the ice!