Sunday, January 31, 2010

How was that for a finish to the season?

It was a meaningless game since whether we won or lost, we would finish in 4th place and Durham would finish in 6th. However, it was played like everything was on the line and resulted in the most exciting game of the season. For almost three period the play was up and down the ice at tremendous speed and no score despite numerous scoring opportunities. The game opened with a end to end rush by a Lightning defenseman and that set the pace for the game. Both goalie were terrific and it looked like we see a scoreless tie reminicent of the game earlier in the month against Etobicoke. However with less that three minute in the game Amanda fired a shot at the Durham net that was stopped. The rebound bounced out to Gabby who banged at it; the shot was partially stopped by the Durham goalie but the puck went up in the air and floated over the goalie's out stretched trapper into the net behind her. It wasn't the prettiest goal but likely much appreciated by Paolina who earned her first win of the season on the last day of regulation play.

You never know when you put together a team in the spring how well it will come together in the new season, especially when you are absorbing nine new players. There were some growing pains this season but you have to admire the work ethic of this team. This will be a competitive team in the playoffs and if it remains largely intact next season, a force to be reckoned with.

Congratulations Storm!!