|F O R W A R D S|
|D E F E N S E|
|G O A L I E|
|Mike (Iron Curtain) Wessler|
Congratulations, team! We beat TPP, who has had a lossless record in C-league until they met us. Mess with the best, lose like the rest! It was a hard-fought game, with plenty of excitement at both ends. Full kudos to our goalie, Mike Wessler, who stopped three of four breakaway attacks cold. As near as I recall it, the scoring sequence was:
We put in a good effort to win this game, but we won mostly because of today's ringer, Brett [who'll be joining the A-league team, and won't play for The Problem].
TSimon: I beg to disagree. We won because our former D league players are tenacious as terriers. And due to Fredrik's stellar play. Not only was Brett not "mostly" the reason we won, his presence was almost negligible.
Today's game was sloppy; we played a much crisper game against the Media Lab, probably because we were scared enough to pay attention.
TSimon: Any day that Chris, and Jeremy, and Erik, and Ian, etc. put in the effort they always do, we will score plenty
Our difficulty was on defense. We made three basic mistakes; two by the defensemen and one by the forwards.
Assuming that the defense (ie. me) do not boneheadedly give away plays, we should do very nicely, thank you.
TSimon: You are completely wrong about the proper inter defenseman spacing. I must emphasize this so that your absurdly inept and uninformed advice does not contaminate anybody.
When an opponent is coming up the center with the puck, the 2 Ds should stay fairly close (10 feet). Do not let her split you and take it between. Make her go wide and keep them to the otside.
TSimon: The preceding is for transitions, ie. when they are coming up the ice. Mike's advice is relevant for when the play is in our zone, and one defenseman must cover the front of the net.
So when we come back on defense, which most of our forwards are doing conscientiously, only one forward should take the puck carrier, while the others should cover the other attackers.
TSimon: Do not ignore the guy in the center. And it's not good enough to just stand in front of The Curtain. Shove your man out. Stick check him. Push him.