Day 1 of Instructional Hockey

My first day was a good one. The skating exercises we did were very good. I really liked the drills as well. The game ended in a 4-3 victory for my team and I had some decent saves. I have a list of things to work on next week, such as my angles and keeping my stick down. I got burned for 2 goals right along the ice in the slot and if I had my stick down, I would have stopped those shots.

On the way to the class, I started thinking about Windemuller Electric, my old team. It is hard to put into words, but I was bummed out about not playing with them. I was a little bitter that I wasn’t asked to play on the team that some of the players went off to form. They had someone better in mind no doubt, but it still stings nonetheless. I wish them the best, but I am going to be thinking about this for quite sometime.

As much as it pains me, I know that no team is forever. I really want that kind of longevity, but I realize that isn’t the way teams are formed. Players come and go, teams collapse, life goes on. I just hope there is something good ahead of me in my ice hockey career. I would like a chance to compete on a team for a championship eventually.