The downward spiral for the Irwins hockey team continued last week with an 8-1 loss to the Puck Hawgs. We were hampered with numerous absences last week including three of our defensemen and a fellow center. This resulted in the third center playing defense and winger backing me up at center. The result was me being on the ice for 2/3 of the game and tweaking my knee.
My knee has recovered and we are expecting a more complete roster tonight. As we will face the defending champs who are currently tied for first place - Cup O Kryptonite. Kryptonite is as formidable as ever and will be looking to improve their goal differential.
Despite our massive losing streak, our play has improved every week. We work well together but suffer from soft shooting, a lack of rebounds, and general bad luck. If we can eliminate two of those things tonight, we could walk out of Buccaneer Arena with an upset. As President Obama said during his campaign, "Hope."