The playoff push

With 4 weeks left in the rollerhockey season, my teams are looking good for the push to the playoffs.

The Fury are loaded and show no signs of slowing down. I just have to be able to keep up with them. The way things are shaping up, if we lose in triple OT of the finals, it will be a failed season. This is a better team than the team that lost last season in the first round of the playoffs. Last season I played for the Stick Heads and we got beat by a weaker version of this team by a 12-4 score or something like that. Today, they are stronger, and tonights game will say a lot about what this team is made of.

The Dragons are locked into 3rd place and have a very favorable schedule. The top 2 teams are undefeated, one of those teams beat us by a 3-2 score. In the next 4 weeks, 3 of the 4 teams we will face are in the bottom half of the league. While this is encouraging to think we will finish with a very good record, it makes me wary. A team which cruises through the season like this can be relaxed come playoff time. It will be my job and the job of the captains on the team to keep them sharp.

Ice hockey playoffs start this week, and my team has a first round bye. I am tempted to go see how the other teams do this week, but I haven’t decided yet.