All I want for Christmas…

I guess all I wanted for Christmas is a win for the X-Men. This will be my third game with them and if I went 0-3 it would be a shame. This team deserves a win and a quality one at that.

Friday – 12/19/03 X-Men vrs Village Bike Shop
My last game against the beginner team of Village Bike Shop was a good one. A 6-0 shutout. This game wasn’t in doubt either as the X-Men took a 4 goal lead and held on to win 5-2. I do have to talk about the goals though. The second one was a screened shot around my defenseman. The first one however was very stoppable. My defenseman forced the forward around the side of the rink. At the lower part of the faceoff circle, I dropped into butterfly and he roofed it over me. I need to watch out for shots like that and stay up just a second longer. This isn’t the first time I have been beaten like that, but I am going to work on that.

This morning, I got notice back that the Stick Heads coming back together is pretty much etched in stone. This is something I really want to see happen, and it looks like my dream is coming true. Now, the key is to not let my team down. I haven’t in the last 6 sessions in playing on the Stick Heads. This next session will be no different. With me playing as much as 4-5 times a week right now, that can only help next session.

I thought about where I stand when it comes to goaltenders out at Rivertown Sports. Obviously, there are some that are above me, but I think I am right at the middle of the pack. Eventually, I don’t want to have a problem finding a team down the road. I want teams knocking down my door asking me to play for them. The only way that is going to happen is for me to keep playing and bettering myself.