I think I have used this title before, but I think it is fitting to use it now. Mainly because of everything that has happened in the last few weeks.
The first thing I wanted to talk about was hockey, of course. I am playing 4 times a week. Tomorrow, I am starting in ice hockey. The wins are finally starting to come in. My Bulldogs team won 2 of their last 3 games. With 2 games to go, our playoff hopes are dim but still alive. I would love to get this team into the playoffs, but it is going to be a tough road. We have the #1 Stick Heads and the defending champion Reforms coming up in our last two games. It is my hope that we make a good run these last few games, but it isn’t entirely up to me. Village Bike got their first win last week, and I was happy mainly because it may be our only one all season. We will see what happens I guess. Finally, my Bronze team had a big night and notched its first win as well.
On the negative side, while I am playing well, I am still making mistakes. Tonight, I wasn’t against the post and had a puck go off me at a sharp angle and go in. It seems as if I am allowing one of these goals every game. In beginner/intermediate, I suppose I am allowed to do that. However, I know I am capable of playing better than that. Another thing I have to do is keep my confidence high. I have had a problem this session with my confidence waivering at times. The last week has been a welcome break from that though.
Now, onto all good things…
All good things must come to an end eventually. The first organized team I practiced with was the Grand Rapids Riverfrogs. They were a travel team of some of the best players in this area. At the time, I was a goalie who couldn’t skate very well. If it wasn’t for that team, I wouldn’t have improved to the point where I am now. Course, facing shots from players who play at a high level will do that to you. I have heard the Riverfrogs may be coming to an end soon. Which is too bad mind you. I wish everyone on that team the best and hope they return again. On a side note, most of the people who used to play on that team have moved on. All good things must come to an end. Just like my tenure with the Stick Heads ended….this is ending as well.