My First Game in the Net

“The game began and one of the players on the other team streaked towards me. He rifled a shot on goal and I came sliding out and knocked it aside. My teammates cheered as the loose puck was gathered up and they all went zooming the other way. Using the blade of my stick, I cleared ice shavings in front of the net, like an old pro. In that instant, I discovered my passion for the sport.”

//The classic Ice Time, written by Jay Atkinson, 2001, Three Rivers Press, New York