I played in an annual charity game tonight that resulted in a 4-4 tie. I spent months getting this thing organized, working to get players in the game, and then playing the game was hyped up on its own. At least in my mind. Everyone had fun playing the game, but I felt bad about giving up the 4-1 lead in the 3rd period. Team Teazers just outskated us and out played us in that last period, but I gave up a bad goal. It wasn’t the last goal I gave up, but it was a bad goal because there was no one between me and him. He rifled a shot that hit the far post and went in. I just missed the shot and didn’t play my angles right.
There is part of me that feels badly for everyone who paid money to play in that game. Even though it was all for charity, and the fact they were happy about my play. I just feel like I let them down. Not as bad as last year though when we lost in that shootout. I don’t know. I guess that if I didn’t come out of that a winner I was going to look at it as a failed game. Same result as if I look at just about any game I play.
So now another year has to go by before I get my opportunity to play in that game again. I look forward to it.
Until then, I have playoffs to play this week in ice hockey, and I have rollerhockey teams in the middle of another season. Got to concentrate all the way on those teams and on those games.