After a very tough and eventful week of hockey, I have to type a few thoughts that have been going through my head in regards to hockey.
First off, the comeback factor. I have been very fortunate to play well against most of the goalies at Rivertown. I have had great success with sometimes better teams or teams just as good as others. I have put together many great playoff runs with a lot of different teams. Sure, I haven’t won every game, but I have had the number of a few goalies out there.
For every goalie I have had the number of, there have been goalies that have outplayed me on a consistent basis. In some cases, I have turned things around against these other goalies. I can only wonder how long it will be until other goalies start getting my number and outplaying me in playoffs. Especially as I get older because as I age, I feel myself getting a little slower all the time.
Second, the friends you play with is more important than the victories. Mays is a great example of this. I went to a hockey game tonight with a bunch of people who play on this team. We have played with each other the last couple seasons. Its been the most enjoyable time of my rec hockey career.
Lastly, playing hockey is still enjoyable to me. I still have the desire to compete and that is a good thing. I just hope this fire burns within me for many more years to come. Well, at least as long as I can play at a reasonable level to compete in rec leagues.