My first season as a player in the Franklin Park “Original Six” League is winding down. I was initially resistant to joining a league less than three months into my hockey odyssey. I mean, who in their right mind would want to play in real games after less than 20 hockey lessons?
Now, I am glad that I decided to step it up and play in a league. Each game is a trial by fire where I learn a little bit more, and feel a bit better about myself.
My “Toronto” team has a record of 3-2-1 through our first six games. Still happy from our win in game six, my team was back five days later for our seventh game. This game — which was the second time we faced the Phoenix team — was relatively uneventful: a 2-1 shootout loss. (Our first encounter was much more interesting.) That loss dropped us back to being a middle-of-the-pack, .500 team.
I was not on the ice for any scoring for or against, so I don’t feel too bad. I guess I did what a humble, stay-at-home defenseman tries to do: keep the other team from scoring.
Sal’s Stats: Game 7
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