The streak continues... Grant hockey team now 5-0!
Or if you want to count last week's "technical win" properly, it's probably really 4.75 - 0. :-)
Last night was the first time we've seem Mt. View, and they've improved quite a bit. They were as bad as we were two years ago (actually, *nobody* was as bad as Grant two years ago), and they've steadily gotten better over time. Last night's game was pretty tight in the first period, and I thought that Cam was going to have to be pretty active in goal to keep Grant in the game. But the floodgates opened up in the second and Grant ran off to a 5-0 lead before coasting to a 5-2 win. Cam is back to sporting a 1.0 goals against average, which is incredibly low. And considering this is the total number of wins we had all of last year, things are going well.
I would have liked to be a bit more intensity to start the game, as well as not seeing the drop-off that occurred after we got the 5-0 lead. With hockey at this level, the only safe lead is the one you have at the final horn. On the very positive side, the team is showing a lot more maturity in staying out of fights and retaliation penalties. There were two instances last night where a Mt. View player was seriously trying to provoke one of the Grant skaters into a fight. Last year, Ian would have come crashing in and taken the player out. Funny, but with him just coaching this year, the team is much more sedate! :-) Anyway, the Grant team avoided the fight and got power plays out of the incident. It's nice to see things coming along like that.
Once again I'll say... this won't last forever, but it's a great ride while it does!