Sunday, May 07, 2006

Third Period Meltdown

We simply did not compete for pucks this time out. In fact our first shot on goal did not come to exactly at the 10 minute mark of the period. We looked tired, disinterested and allowed a less than capable team start dictating the momentum of the play. We picked up our play once Streetsville had chipped away and tied the score and had several chances scaundered away as I do feel the condition of the ice had us bounce pucks of their mark. Even as such we did not look like the team that had left the west with such impressive victories.


We again had several opportunities to win this, but it wasn't supposed to be our evening (a higher purpose......... do you believe??). Streetsville eventually scored the winner against the flow and there was indeed disbelief on the faces of everyone, I mean everyone with this organization!! This should have been a lop-sided ass kicking our way, major under-achievement for sure. The coaches knew it, and the players definitely knew and felt it.

I will not point a finger at individuals, but will pose a group blame at all of us involved. We were not as ready and adaptable as we have to be to win the RBC. Here is the good news........ we are a character team that has rebounded admirably from adversity all playoffs and it was much better this happened sooner than later!!!!! None of the team liked the feeling of losing to a team that we should have mopped the rink up with. Give the Derbies credit for playing hard enough to beat us. I don't seeing happening again! There is now a sense of urgency that maybe was absent prior to this game. Get this out of the way, build some momentum towards the tournament playoff and finals and I know this team will win this. Time for some vets to step up and play like they can and lead by example on how to take apart another team. Remember the game after Fort Mac tied up the series 2-2! Watch out, motivation is high. Bye for now.


PS. Happy birthday Billy Reimer, what a great kid!

PSS C. miss u


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