I have been having a problem recently on updating my journal. I spend time thinking about what I am going to put in it, but when it comes to actually doing it, I have been slacking. Gotta turn over a new leaf.
That said, I played a pair of very tough games on Monday. The first one was a pretty bitter loss. I played a cruddy game, but I wasn’t entirely bad. The other team just skated around our defense and got some great screened shots on me. Then, at the end, my team just stopped playing. In the 90+ degree heat, my energy drained pretty fast, but I subbed in for another team the next game. That second game was a huge change from the first. I had very little energy left, so I concentrated on getting in front of the puck and that was about it. By the midpoint of the game, I had very little left to give. With about 10 minutes to go in the game, I could barely stand. All through the game, I made some key stops I was quite proud of. Suprisingly, my glove hand caught a lot of chances unlike the first game. In the end, a win.
The loss of the first game hurts though. My Bulldogs are 4-4 with 2 games to go. We still control our playoff destiny, but we have to win out in order to assure that.