As athletes are fond of say after a hard fought victory, “We battled hard out there tonight.” And so it was with Blue last night. We were down a couple of times but managed to tie it mid way through the final period and then Colonel nailed a beauty with a couple of minutes to go to seal it, a nice low wrister just under the keeper’s glove. Very sweet.
Our trusty keeper Chris came up large in our cage or Colonel’s goal would have only been to make it respectable. As hockey players are also fond of saying about their goalies “It was huge for us to get those saves out of him at key times like that. He held us in and gave us a chance. That’s all you can ask.” Ah, hockey players. Poets really, under all that gear.