It’s the beginning of the third period and your team is down by eight points. You have just two subs on the bench and the refs have been hassling your team the whole game while your opponents get away with bloody murder.
What do you do? How do you keep going?
Do you give up?
Do you play halfheartedly, just holding off the inevitable?
Or do you keep giving your all, even though you know there is no chance?
I hate that feeling. I admit it: I hate psyching myself to play hard and give it amy all when I know that it won’t make any difference.
So I try to focus on the moment and not the game. Maybe I got outskated to every other puck… but I will try to get THIS one.
I think about what my goalie friends have told me: you have to shake off every goal and act like the slate is perfectly blank, and start from there. It’s good advice.
Please share your stories about when your team was facing insurmountable odds, and what how you got through to the end of the game.