A big hockey night for Cam Sunday evening...
The season is winding down, and with it comes the annual East-West All-Star game. There are four teams in each division, and they pick the top players for each side to play a game to highlight their skills. Cameron (my goalie son) was chosen as one of the three goalies for the East team. He's been playing for about two years now, and he was a little nervous to be playing against the best in the league. He really has played well considering the defense (or lack thereof sometimes) in front of him, and I felt it was a well-deserved honor.
So, he got to play the second period last night, which suited him just fine. It meant he wouldn't get blown out early if the teams were mismatched, and he wouldn't have to win the game if it was tight going down to the end. He came in with the score tied 1 - 1 and left with the East holding a 3 - 1 lead. Shutout period! The East team went on to win 4 - 2, which means that Cam was the only goalie to hold the other team scoreless... Needless to say, he was pumped!
For someone who was never interested in sports growing up (he turns 16 this year), he's done a remarkable job in a short period of time (2 years) at arguably the toughest position in sports.
Great job, dude!