I am sitting here in my chair at home, my eyelids are so heavy. I am ready to crash very soon. Yet, I am sitting here typing a piece to add to my blog. I must be very dedicated. Well, that and I am excited still. My Marketlab team was shorthanded tonight, and yet with only 6 guys and seeded 2nd overall, we charged into the finals and then gave a dominating performance to take the championship. It was my 27th, and I feel on top of the world right now.
The day was not without its low points though. Getting beat with the Blizzard house team in the highest division 6-1 was pretty sad. I had higher hopes for this team than I did Marketlab actually. I thought we would have a good shot to win a championship, and that dream ended real quick. I know my defense left me out to dry. Still, it was a sad game to lose like that.
I subbed in for a team called “Great White Ninja” who had a great first game against the Lightning house team. We skated to a 6-4 victory. It was good to see them advance, but from that point forward I was concentrating on Marketlab.
Marketlab only had 6 skaters, and I knew the task was daunting. Beat Team Steve, a team that beat us in the last game of the regular season in OT. Then, beat the Puckups, a team that went undefeated and has a super team. One game at a time though. We concentrated on the first one.
We won the first game 7-3. We had a really good start to the game by scoring the first few goals. Then they came back with a few goals of their own to make it close. We tore away from them in the 3rd and they never caught up. My performance was mixed. I just feel that I didn’t play my strongest game.
The strongest game of the night that I played was in the last game against the Puckups. However, my team didn’t need it. My team dominated the play. Everyone just skated like they wanted to win that game. Sure, there were a couple good saves I made, but my team did the hard work. I was not relied on to make big save until we were up 2-0 and I had a couple nice saves in the crease. By the time they got a shot on the backdoor that I stopped, it was already 5-0. By the time they scored their first goal it was already 7-0 and less than 3 minutes left in the game. It was a nice breakaway. I gave up a crappy 5-hole goal after that, but we did win a solid game thats for sure. I cannot complain.
Yes, we wanted that game the the championship that came with it. Everyone played a solid game and played like a true team with a ton of desire. I will write more tomorrow. I am exhausted.