First off, I want to say that this hockey season has been a huge struggle for the WHOLE team. They just have not gotten along at all. Right before the game, the coaches called a team meeting to discuss with the parents actually cutting out some practices before the end of the season because there is so much fighting and bickering between the players.
But despite all that, last night their game was terrific. The best of their whole season. They went against a team that only had one district game loss, and it was by the other team in my son's association. DS's team has 4 district game losses. (The other association team only has two district losses, and so they're doing better.) So they're good, but I honestly didn't think they would win last night's game.
It was such an exciting game. I thought they were going to tie because 0-0 until only two minutes left, and then one kid on my son's team finally scored a goal. So they won 1-0.
DS plays defense, and he was on point all night. The coaches said him and the goalie were the MVPs of the game. At one point, DS's team had two kids in the penalty box, and so it was 3 against 5. DS played all 30 seconds when those two penalties overlapped and they were down two players. DS was out during most of the times they were down a player (or two), and he was terrific. Probably one his best (if not THE best) games he's played to date.
I'm very proud of how he played. Now tonight, I'm going to talk to him to make sure he's not contributing to the negative team dynamic. Sigh.