Something happened over the weekend that I haven’t experience in a long time, I was on a winning hockey team! My team for weekly adult league hasn’t won a game yet this session, and we’ve played six games now. One of the guys I’ve played with for a while now asked me to join his team over the weekend for the 2009 Gobbler Classic tournament. We were scheduled to play one game on Friday evening and two on Saturday. I must admit that I haven’t played that much hockey in a long time, probably since high school. I may have played in tournament while living in Kansas City, but even that would have been at least three years ago.
The tournament started off great. My team was able to score four quick goals in our first game, and we were able to hang onto a 5-2 victory. Our second game was on Saturday afternoon, and though we held the lead for much for much of the game, it was close toward the end. We ended up pulling out another win. Though I don’t recall the exact score, I think we won by two goals. Our third game was on Saturday at ten o’clock. This game was against the best opponents we faced, and in the end we lost the game 2-1. The other team’s roster was filled with many younger players, and anyone could tell the non-stop hockey action had taken its toll on our older team.
With that said we still had enough points to make it to the championship game on Sunday. Again we were going up against the team that had just beaten us the night before. Right from the start you could tell this was going to be a different game, even though it remained scoreless for some time. Eventually we started scoring goals, and it didn’t end until we were up 4-0. Our opponents managed to get a couple of goals by the end of the game, but it was clear that our team was rested and had come to win! We were awarded our championship long-sleeved t-shirts after the game, and had a couple of beers in the parking lot afterward. It was a nice weekend for lots of hockey.