After a disappointing and painful playoffs last season, I was going to “drive to get better”. The specialist was only the first step. After getting the gel fluid regulated in my knees, and spending a week stretching out, I returned to play in a tournament at Laser Skate. I had a good team in front of me, and we went 3-1 taking 1st place. It was the first time I have every won a tournament championship. The last time I came close was back about eight years ago when my team made the finals and lost. I got a plaque for “best goalie” in the division because of my play in the tournament. No best goalie awards for me this time around though. I didn’t deserve any as I was still slow to go down in my butterfly.
Ice hockey has gone a bit better as of late. My first game back in ice hockey we lost and that was because I was so hesitant to drop into my butterfly. Last night, in my second ice hockey game, I was much improved after playing in that tournament over the weekend. If I get a win next weekend, my team will finish 5-3 which is the goal I set for myself at the beginning of the season.
I am really looking forward to rollerhockey starting up later this week.