Rough night?

Its amazing how sloppy I played in my first game tonight when we had a chance to win and how much better I played the second game. In the end, I finished 1-1. 1 OT win and 1 OT loss. Who Cares Brass playoff hopes took a hit after losing 7-6. Pfiffer Infinity won their game 5-4 with me subbing in net.

If there is anything I have learned it is this….

Its my last season playing in the top division at Rivertown.

About 4 years ago when the Bulldogs left the division, I dropped to the lower 3 divisions. With only 3 divisions remaining, a lot of good players have stuck around in the top division. I am finding myself not as fast as I used to be when I was playing very well about 2-3 years ago. My body is just not as fast anymore as it used to be.

So, beginner and maybe beginner/intermediate will be the top division I will play. Mostly beginner though. I am ok with that since my knees have been bothering me after my games lately. Especially tonight. My right knee is a sore when I bend it.

Gotta get some sleep as I have a big day tomorrow.

The upswing

On Wednesday last week after my ice hockey game, I started to feel a little drained. My throat was sore, but I just shruged it off. Friday was even worse. I think I was coming down with a cold. It really couldn’t be the flu since I had my flu shot last year. From what I have read, when the flu hits, its a minor flu as compared to what I could have gotten without the flu shot.

Either way, on Saturday and every day after that I have felt a little better. Played hockey last night in a very tight 5-4 win that ensured Malys would be playing in the playoffs this season. With Who Cares also making it in, I have two solid teams with great potential to win a championship.

I have not been playing well for Who Cares Brass this season so far. I have dropped more games than I have won. I have not been solid in net for them. With our last 3 games as must wins in order to make it into the playoffs, I am forced to play well.

Lately my mind has been on ice hockey. We have a very solid team going into week 3 and our first two games have been very good. We are passing like a team. We are playing as a team. Those things usually account for wins and success. Still, with 5 teams left to play, its hard to tell where you are going to pan out in the end. Still, its promising to see the product that you have on the ice in front of you as a goalie.

I am going to make sure my angles are correct during my game today. I think I am a little off my angles more than I am normally. Got to get that down a little better.