Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Dream of Champions

Tonight the Homer Glacier Kings played an incredible game. They kept their greatest opponent from scoring the entire first period. The second period each team scored 1 goal. The third period the Jr. Avalanche scored 4 more goals to defeat us 5-1. Graison scored our only goal on a breakaway. All the kids played their hearts out. It was one of the best games they've ever played. We are out of the championship now, but our kids should go home feeling like champions.

The following is a quote our coach put in his Parent Player Guidelines for the State Tournament:

"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."
Theodore Roosevelt, 1910.

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