Everyone thought the play had stopped, including the goalie, and I bulged the twine when no one was looking. The tying goal, and then my teammate won it with just seconds left.
And you thought the NHL playoffs were dramatic.
I also scored an earlier goal on a breakaway that the goalie stopped but somehow threw in his own net.
Regardless, the First Annual Classic Challenge is in the books, our team won and we get a day off with pay, and Luci said my skating was good but just slightly slower than a turtle.
But in five months I’ll be 64 years old, by far the oldest player on the ice, and I feel it’s an excellent excuse. And add to that excellent excuse the fact that until today, I hadn’t played a game of hockey in years.
I’m number 7 in white if you’re interested.