Monday, February 26, 2007
My weekend in Montreal and the first bout in Quebec
Well, as some of you know, I participated in my first bout this weekend, and I'm sure you're all clamouring to know how it went. It was amazing. We didn't win, but I think the victory was in our unbelievable comeback.
In the first period we were down between 20 and 30 points. The other team were slaughtering us. And then we changed our line-ups a bit and figured out their strategy and we started to come back. We kept scoring and scoring all the way through the 2nd period. By the third period we pulled ahead and stayed ahead all the way till the last jam when the other team pulled ahead and won 91-89.
The other team played really dirty. I'm not sure how many penalties they got, but at one point, they were two players down because of major penalties. At another point they were without a jammer because their jammer was sitting out a penalty(!). Our team, only got two major penalties the whole game, one was for accumulating 4 minor penalties and the other one, I got, for excessive violence. I can't say that I really agree with the ref's call, he did see me elbowing the other team's jammer, but somehow he couldn't see that at the time she was horse-collaring me and pushing me from behind. The only saving grace was that I didn't get another penalty for swearing at him and screaming in his face, "Couldn't you fucking see that she was pushing me from behind!?!?" - I think the reason I didn't get an extra penalty might have been because he was French and didn't understand all the names I called him.
I'm sure you're all concerned that I might have been injured during the game, but I'm OK, the only injury I got was when I pinched my finger when I was tying my skates before the game, it turned black and was incredibly swollen.