Tomorrow we’ll discover
What our God in Heaven has in store!
One more dawn
One more day
One day more!
— One Day More, Les Miserables, Boubill and Natel
It’s March and that means playoff hockey in Oakville.
Our team – the peewee red Packers – faceoff tonight in a semi final with the season on the line. There are no best-of-five or two-game-total-goal series in house league. It’s one and done. Win, and you get to be sweaty on the blueline after the championship game, win or lose. Lose and your season ends.
It’s not life or death and Donald Trump won’t show up and make fun of us if we don’t get the outcome we want. But it’s still a big deal.
Our opponents are a solid squad. They have beaten us, we have beaten them (the last time just two weeks ago in the last game of the regular season with 2nd place on the line.) But after nearly two decades of this I know that in a one-game playoff, expect the unexpected and stuff will happen.
Win or lose, we are already proud of our guys. Continue reading