Ready for Saturday

The Builders are ready for Saturday.

After a 13-4 victory where we scored the first 8 goals, I was pretty impressed with our performance.  The Builders are going to have to be ready because we have two tough tests ahead of us.  We have Who Cares in the first round, a team that beat us in the first game we played against them in the regular season and we beat them in the second game.  Then, we will have to play the Fury in the finals.  Yes, I am already counting on playing that team.  In order to be a champion, you have to beat the best and right now they are the best.  They have a 56 goal differential and average over 8 goals a game while allowing about 3 per game.  They are the team to beat and I will be ready for them.

My ice hockey team did not fare very well as we were demolished 12-2.  I didn’t play as well as I could have.  I fell away from my “cover everything” mentality and it costed me a few goals.  Overall, I was pleased with my team’s performance.  They worked hard and in time, we will become a better team.

Tonight I get a evening of rest.  Tomorrow I skate out for the fun of things since my team is in already, and then on Friday I have Brass in a nice warmup game before the playoffs on Saturday.

I am anticipating this playoff day.  I don’t know why I am so much this time around.  Last time, I really wasn’t as excited for some reason.  Whats different this time around?

It could be the odds are heavily stacked against me and people are counting me out even before the game starts.  It could be the fact that I did so well last session by winning 3 championships and being the talk of the rink for a while.  Thats the thing about playing hockey and having success.  Your glory only lasts as long as the break is after you win it all.  Then, you start out fresh and with a clean slate.

This season hasn’t been my best.  I expected better from myself.  I have let in some bad goals, let leads get away from me, and performed subpar to say the least.  In one day, I have the opportunity to fix all those ills.

No matter what the outcome, I am going to play like a champion.  I am going to play the best games I have played in a long time.  I am going to cherish the moment because I won’t be able to do this forever.  I am going to remember the good times and enjoy it.  Then, after the games are over, I will watch the Tigers and have a drink with everyone at the rink and have some fun.

Can you tell I am already looking forward to Saturday?  🙂