We played roller hockey tonight in my old church gym. During the early 90's we moved from playing full court basketball to regularly playing roller hockey and ended up with a great gig that included 3 on 3 hockey with regulation sized goals. Instead of real goalies we took thick plywood and cut out holes where we could score. Each team had equal goalies. I was suprised to see after 10 years the old goalie were good as new.
We had 5 on a team and started play around 9pm. We played 4- 30 minute periods. I really wasn't sure what to expect. I got winded putting my skates on. Little out of shape? I warmed up and really felt ready to play. I knew from past experiences that the arches of my feet would cramp a little and also knew the 1st period would be the toughest.
I ended up scoring 5 goals and the team I was on had the lead 10-8 after 3 periods. I really was hoping that was all we were going to play. We ended up winning 15-9 even though I really think my team was out played. The other team, with BillyV who scored a goal and I think played for the first time on inline skates, had many more breakaway or point blank chances. I guess our "goalie" played tougher than theirs.
All in all it was a great night. No serious injuries. I did go down hard a few times and even felt a twinge in my ribcage, but I took a few Ibuprofen that I think will ease things a little as I sleep tonight.
On a side note I had White Castles for lunch and was not too much fun to sit by during the game. To top it off we ended the night by going thru the White Castle drive thru. WATCH OUT!