1:13 in the 3rd period, the game was tied 3 to 3...Matthew's team had a 5 on 3 penalty kill...Matthew was out on the ice with 2 of his teammates and killed the first penalty. At 33 seconds left in the 3rd, the 4th person entered the ice from the penalty box for the 5 on 4 penalty kill. As Matthew's team was killing the last penalty, one of his teammates tried to clear the puck from their zone. It scooted past Matthew, who caught it near the neutral zone...he skated it in and just stuffed it between the goalies legs (a.k.a "the 5-hole").
|Matthew stuffing the puck through the goalie's 5-hole to score the game winning goal|
Matthew scored the game winning goal.
The San Jose Jr Sharks won their first game 4 to 3 with 11 seconds left in the game!
|Matthew celebrates as he falls backwards after scoring the game winning goal.|
March also brings announcements from Prep Schools and Colleges for Robert; getting harder to believe that he will be graduating in several months. He received acceptance letters from 2 prep schools (Phillips Exeter Academy and Holderness), waitlisted at 2 and denied from 1. College notices have been coming in too. We have been weighing some of the options for him for next year...and leaning toward prep school at Phillips. They are interested in him playing hockey there, giving him an opportunity to develop further, as well as providing him a post-graduate year to further mature prior to going off to college. It is pretty exciting!
March is also bring some beautiful weather...
Anyway...I am rambling, so I should probably sign off. Thank you for sticking around, hoping to get some stitching in to show you soon!
Until next time, take care and remember...
Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch Often!