Is today! He's been wanting to play goalie forever and Joe and I just aren't keen on the idea. His house team however has no goalie so it's his turn. He's pumped like no other. I wonder if he will look as good as Miss Jill? I just hope he doesn't decide he would rather be goalie than skate out for his career. Do you know how expensive goalie equipment is? Plus, I'd probably stroke out from the pressure.
Friday night his Stars team beat the Flint Icelanders 9-4. Tommy got thrown in the penalty box for a slash. His first penalty in over a year. That made it a 5-3 penalty kill but our team did indeed kill it. Tommy played great defense in the effort.
Saturday afternoon Tommy got to play Winger on his house team. He hadn't played offense in Mites at all so it was a nice change. You work a lot harder on offense and I just had to laugh when he was going to the bench needing a shift change. I guess he is a bit soft in that regard. hehe. He came close to scoring a few times but couldn't find the net. He's still very defensive minded and it showed as they won 3-1.
We're going for 3 win weekend here.
Tomorrow night I get to play Jill's team. Should be exciting. I've heard that her team is recruiting from both Russia and the Czech Republic these days. 8:30 tomorrow, one of us will be dealt our first loss. Please help me in talking some smack. ;)
I also just heard from my cousin's husband Kenny (he's the rink manager in Lapeer) that the Lapeer Polar Palace Lady team wants to play our Chicks w/ Sticks team. Maybe the Hat Chicks will be resurrected! I would love to give it another whirl!
Tommy played respectably but his team lost 3-0. Matthew Pike scored all three of the goals; the kid is amazing and played defense on Tommy's fall team. The other goalie did awesome though too. Tommy faced 10 shots and had a save percentage of 70%. He sure had fun though.