Saturday, my team the Novi Wings beat the Blackhawks 5-2. I even scored a goal which made the score 2-1 in the game.
I was a little surprised to score because the other team had the best goalie in the league. Also I am a defenseman and our coach wants the defensemen to stay back so we don't get too many chances to score. If we have a clear path to the net, we can take the puck to the net but that only happens once or twice a game for a defenseman. I was able to get the puck to the net and put it between the goalie's legs for a goal and then I got knocked around a little by the other team. I just don't get too many goals in this new advanced league but I am still having fun playing defense and stopping the other team.
Scoring is so cool because we do just what the Whalers do. The player that scores skates over to his bench and the players on the bench stick out their gloves and the scorer gets a fist pump from every player on the bench as he skates by. The other players on the rink follow the scoring player in a line and they get fist bumps too from players on the bench. It is so fun doing that!
The Blackhawks are pretty good and have some star players that were on some of my other teams so it was a good tough game. Our team is 1-1 for the season. We won the league last year and went 12-1 but this new league is a higher league and a lot tougher but that is ok. I also see there is more pushing and shoving but that is ok because I can do that too.
This picture is kind of funny but also kind of cool. It is blurry on the sides but clear for me in the picture so I put it up now.