Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Hockey tournament

Tonight Gage had game 2 of his end-of-the-season hockey tournament. Sunday was game 1, and Gage's team won. I didn't realize it was a tournament game on Sunday and I missed it as Emma and I were at Silas and Hattie's birthday party. Tonight Gage's team played the red team. Scott is out of town until Friday, so he asked me to text message him each time there was a goal made. I'm not sure how many minutes I burned doing that, but it was several. I could hardly watch the game because of it. However, I was able to watch close enough to actually get excited! This is the first time (actually the first time was Sunday, tonight was the second) they actually kept score, had a goalie and played full ice, rather than across the ice. It was exciting! Well, it was actually quite nerve-racking when Gage was positioned as the goalie! YIKES! He gave up 2 goals and I felt horrible for him. I'm not even sure if he felt bad, but I certainly did for him! You never want your kid to be a goalie, that was confirmed to me tonight! I had texted Scott that Gage gave up 2 goals and he replied, "YIKES! Get a new goalie!" They switched fairly frequently, which was good as we wouldn't have wanted him to give up anymore goals. A little later the game was at 7 to 7 I believe, and Gage was back in as goalie. I was a mess. Here comes the red team, coming full force at the net. I'm panicked, and was hollering, keep your eye on the puck Gage! Get ready Gage! Go Gage! They shot it fairly hard and he DEFLECTED the puck! It was awesome! I was up hollering for him. I was so proud. (Just so you know, this is the first time I've really cheered at any of the hockey games!) I had to text Scott to tell him that. Then the score is 8-8 in the other teams' favor. The lone girl on our team, who is quite an amazingly good hockey player, gave up a goal in her goalie position. They take a time out, and a new goalie is in place. Another really good player on our team, the coach's son, scored another goal for us, then another goal for the red team. The score is tied 9-9 and we go into overtime! Not even a minute into the 5 minutes of overtime, Katelyn scored the winning goal for our team! It was awesome. The green team was celebrating on the ice. It was almost like being at a Bismarck Bobcats hockey game! We got into the locker room and called Dad on the cell phone. Gage was very excited to tell him that we won! Our next game will be on Saturday, and I believe we will be playing for 1st or 2nd place? This will be the end of the hockey season for us. We've had so much trouble with him not wanting to go to the practices and games, we've decided this will be his last season. So, I hope we go out with a big bang! :-)

7 comments:

Anee said...
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Anee said...

Yay for Gage! and you Stacy- I would have LOVED to watch this game. Congratulations Gage! I am SO proud of you :)

Anee said...

Hey- that delete was me- it posted twice by mistake!

kysa said...

Hey #4
Maybe this will make him excited enough that he will want to go out again next year.....when they actually play like that .... it totally turns things around and it just might turn him into a hockey nut....??????
#2 out....
PS: that is how I act when I'm at Dustin's football games...I almost cried when he got a touch down.....and i've even got it on my camcorder....YEAH!!!

Kysa said...

not me crying...but dustin's touch down...haha

Kysa said...

on the camcorder that is......

kysa said...

just wanted to get as many posts as anee.....haha....not really....