I got to thinking about the last session and everything that has happened in the last 2 plus months. Man, what a ride. I thought next week would bring me playing in 4 playoff series. As it turns out, things did not turn out that way. My Bulldogs team I feel I let down the most. While we were at the tops in the division in goals for, we were near the bottom in goals against. Part of that is my fault. No getting around that. I am still trying to figure out why things worked out like that.
Next week, I have two teams in the playoffs. One is a long shot at best to win anything. The other, my tin team that I skate out on, has a chance to go all the way. That is all I need is a chance to make an impact. A chance to win that 10th championship and a new milestone.
Overall, I am pleased with all my teams this session and the effort they gave.
Vintage Painting consists of a lot of great guys. We were ousted in the first round of the playoffs last season. This season, we are a stronger team. I am still nervous about going undefeated so far this season. We have faced challenges and a lot of close games. I just hope that doesn’t come back to bite us in the future.
Village Bike Shop has been a pleasure to play for. Even though we got off to a slow start and our scorers slumped at times through the regular season. I had problems stopping the puck at times as well. We are starting to challenge teams now and that is a good thing.
The Bulldogs, my new family away from the Stick Heads, has turned out to be my favorite team. When I was down, these guys picked me up. They support me and even though I am hard on myself, they are all supportive. The deserve better, I tell you that much. I played inconsistantly all season. My last game is against the Stick Heads, and I am going to be as bold to say that I am going to play my heart out like it is the last game of the playoffs. I want to be the team to eliminate them from the playoffs. I want them to see what they gave up.
Lastly, Ground Zero in Bronze has done a great job. We had hardly any regular players and no defensemen. Yet, we have hung in there with the best teams in the intermediate/advanced division. Our odds of going all the way are slim, but no matter what happens, I am proud of this team and everyone on it.