Saturday, March 8, 2008

Hockey, Hockey, and more hockey!

Well, Amber is still in alaska. Its probably a good thing since I have been super busy here in Houston. Our team is on a bit of a roll as we have won our last 7 games. Putting us at the moment in a tie for 4th in the divison. We have a few calm days before we play 6 games in 9 nights. That will keep me plenty busy. This job has been a lot harder than I ever even imagined. All of our home games seem like road games as we are moving back and forth from the practice and game rink. However, it is nice being in a league where I know so many people. Not many games pass where I don't know somebody on the other team.
Our game tuesday was a thriller as we scored with about 30 second left in the game with our goalie on the bench to tie it and force overtime. We then scored again in overtime to complete the comeback.
Our game last night we just as exciting. It was 2 to 2 after regulation so we went into overtime. With just 8 seconds left in the game one of our guys beat two defensemen and then the goalie to win the game and keep the streak going.
There was a funny twist to these games. Although it was different people who scored the game winners, they wore the same exact helmet. The guy who scored the first goal had teeth knocked out in a previous game, so he was wearing a jaw protector with his helmet. The guy who scored the second goal started out the game with a full plastic cage. He was complaining about it being hard to breath so i switched his helmet for the one of the other player.
Hats off to my old team the Alaska Aces who continue their own turnaround and now find themselves 4 points behind Victoria for the division lead. Amber went to the game on saturday night in which they won. They barely lost on sunday to remain close in the hunt for the division title. Both them and Victoria have games in hand on Idaho, but the Aces will need some help to finish first.
Other than that not much is really going on. I miss Amber a ton and can't wait till she comes home.

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