My NDG Novice B hockey team played our third and fourth games of the year this past weekend. We played against two teams who had played each other last week. Our Saturday opponent had won that game 6-2.
I flip-flopped the goalie assignments so Player 19 (hey, if I’m not naming my own kids, I’m certainly not naming other kids), our more experienced goalie, would play Saturday and Child Three (= Player 4) would get the presumably easier assignment Sunday.
I was correct in one respect: Saturday’s opponent was tougher. We won 2-0, and held our opponents to two shots. Sunday, we won 6-0 and also surrendered but two shots – although I must add that they were good shots and Child Three made technically perfect saves, especially on the one “hard” shot that he redirected with his stick blade into the corner.
Our team sits with four wins in four games, outscoring our opposition 14-2 in the process. The other two NDG teams have cut through the opposition equally well and the battle for league supremacy is shaping up to be a battle between us.
Bonus answer to last Friday’s trivia question:
The two other Brit leads putting on American accents for American network television are Hugh Laurie on “House” (the easy one) and Damien Lewis on “Life”. Lewis was especially hard to guess because he’s best known in North America for portraying Lt./Capt./Maj. Dick Winters in “Band of Brothers”, for which he also put on an American accent.