History was made last weekend, ladies and gentlemen. Your Green Knights advanced, for the first time in our short history, to the conference semi finals! We spanked UW-Superior and left with two W’s under our belts! This is a huge step for our program and the whole campus and surrounding community is buzzing with our recent string of success. But our fight is far from over. This Friday afternoon we travel the River Falls (the host of the conference tournament) to face off against the St. Scholastica Saints! We played them very early in the season; we won the first game 4-2 and lost the second 6-2. However, we are a completely different team now and we are ready for the challenge. After we beat the Saints, we will play the winner of the Steven’s Point vs. River Falls game for the conference championship and a chance to go to the national tournament! We have an important week of preparation ahead of us though. That means getting our athletics squared away too.
I took an exam today that I felt very confident about so I look forward to seeing those results next week sometime. I have an exam and a paper due next week, so that means I started preparing for both yesterday. Because we have to on the road for hockey I don’t like to lose focus because of lingering schoolwork. That’s why I mash it all in the week before haha it’s not too bad though. It feels good to get everything done early so I can have a clear mind and dedicate all of my effort for my teammates. I have to miss school on Friday as well. I think I have said it before but I am so lucky that my professors are so supportive of me and my student-athlete agenda. As long as I get my work done and don’t fall asleep in class they are all on board 😉
My buddy Will from the daycare I work out made me the greatest collage ever! He gave it to me to wish me luck in the playoffs! It has a picture of him sitting on the glass watching me play a couple of weeks ago and then a bunch hockey figures and goalies. It is the coolest thing ever! I am taking it with me this weekend to put in my stall for good luck 🙂 such a thoughtful kid.
Lastly, I achieved a small accomplishment that I’d like to share.. 1st team All-NCHA selection! This is such a proud moment in my hockey career. I have worked very hard to be in this position and it is always wonderful to see your hard work pay off! But the biggest accomplishment would be winning it all with my team! I cannot wait for the games to begin! Check out our games from our website this weekend!
Have a good week y’all!
Books: Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks and House Rules by Jodi Picoult