My share of struggles

This season I have had my share of struggles on and off the ice.  Playing hockey has been the one thing that I have enjoyed the most.  With me turning 37 on June 6th, I now wonder how much time I have to play.  If you ask a couple teams, I am still good enough to play.  If you ask others, you will probably hear I should have stopped playing a while ago.


Maly’s is doing quite well so far.  After placing 5th in the division last season, this season is shaping up to be a much better one.  The bad thing is that we haven’t played a few of the top teams in the division yet.  That will tell us where we really belong in the pecking order.  Having the lowest goals against is a tribute to not only my team, but how confident I am playing.


Marketlab also continues to do well.  After a tough loss last week, we look to get our swagger back and win this week.  It will not be easy as we play against the Puckups, a team that has a lower goals against than me.  Will be an interesting game.  I am also playing for Dekleine Builders and their 2-3-1 record is disappointing to me because I should be playing better.  The 32 goals allowed is tied for 4th but their goals for is next to last.  Have to score to win games thats for sure.

Lastly, I have struggled playing for the Kodiaks this season.  After plunking down two wins, I have struggled in a tough division to keep us competitive.  I thought last night was going to be a little different, but every team is tough and there are some good players out there.  I really need to focus and play better thats for sure.  In the end though, I need to make a move to play more beginner/intermediate hockey.  Moving up the ladder of difficulty doesn’t help my cause thats for sure.

2 Replies to “My share of struggles”

  1. dude, you can play into your 50’s and beyond… you’re only as old as you feel. plus, you’re not far away from qualifying for 40 and over leagues 😉

    as long as you feel like playing, keep playing!

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