After some reflection on the game last night, I have to make a promise to myself. This promise is something that I need to keep to not only myself, but the teams I play for. That promise is to stay calm.
Last night, I ended up taking a dumb penalty that cost our team a goal. That goal could have been the difference in the game. In a close game, that was the dumbest move I could have made. Even though I felt it was reasonable at the time, it wasn’t.
My New Years Resolution is to keep my cool a little better than I have been out there. The second part of tha tresolution is to keep playing and stay confident about myself and the team I play for. Those things will make me a better goaltender.
It is amazing how Michigan drivers react to the first major snow of the season. Here it is in December, and we got our first major snowstorm today. I wouldn’t quite call it a storm, so lets call it a few inches of snow with a little wind. Anyway, traffic was backed up for miles trying to get on the highway. People were driving like morons. Trying to change lanes required 3 car lengths for some people. Others had to slow down to 25 just to merge off. It simply astounds me how Michigan drivers can be this dumb.
Now that I got that rant out of the way….
My Bulldogs team made it 6-1 with a 5-4 win tonight. I played another average game, gave the other team a 2 man advantage when I took a dumb penalty, and the team around me played great D. The story of my hockey season so far. The thing I fear that will bite me and/or my team in the ass come playoff time. We should be ready considering we have the defending champions for 2 games straight and the Fighting Squirrels for another game. They are ranked 2 and 3 in the division for a reason.
That is where I will know if I am going to be ready.