In less than seven hours, I will be waking up getting ready for another day of hockey playoffs. I am tired right now, but I have to get this stuff out of my head before I get some sleep. Maybe there is part of me that is disappointed that Ferris State hockey has been struggling. Maybe I am a little concerned with my ice hockey goaltending and my promise to play more ice hockey. So many things to get out in the open.
The first thing I want to talk about is my ice hockey goaltending. For the second week in a row, I tied my ice hockey game. Also, for the second week in a row, I haven’t been making the routine saves. I made some mistakes playing my angles. Some easy shots are rebounding off me and the other team is making plays and scoring. The opposing goalie at my last game played a superb game. He made 2 key top corner saves. Lets put it this way, if I was in net at the other end, those two shots would have been in the net.
I have made a promise to myself to play more ice hockey. In order to do that, I am going to have to drop a couple rollerhockey leagues. There is part of me that doesn’t want to let go personally. I have had a lot of success at rollerhockey, but ice hockey is a new challenge. I know I can be a better goalie and all I need is more practice.
The driving force behind me wanting to continue to play well at rollerhockey is the Bulldogs. I want to succeed with this team, and I owe them a very strong season next season.
Ferris State hockey is struggling. That isn’t the team’s fault though. The refs are calling a ton of penalties and there is very little 5 on 5 play. The jury is still out in my mind on how this is going to work.
As for playoffs tomorrow, I am going to play the best I can. That is all I can ask of myself. It is amazing how my attitude and thoughts on the playoffs have changed. In the past, I was worried, up all night, concerned with my performance, and I wanted to win. Today, I still want to win, but I know I am going to perform well. Just no doubt in my mind.