Sebastian and his hockey team played their first tournament in Camillus' Shove Park on Sunday, February 22. All the kids were quite excited to be participating.
The Midstate team started out with a warm-up skate followed by a pizza party. After that, they hit the ice for four back-to-back games against each of the teams. The half-ice games were 20 minutes running time, meaning they did not stop the clock for whistles or goals. Every 2 minutes, the buzzer sounded and teams make a line change. Essentially, each skater got two 2-minute shifts per game.
In his first two games, Sebastian made a great defensive effort. As you'll see in the video, Sebastian comes out from nowhere to check a would-be shooter. He also played as goalie for two minutes, but his defense did a great job and didn't allow even one shot on goal. In his last game, he finally got on the scoresheet with two goals in one shift. With the pressure of scoring lifted, Sebastian started playing more aggressively and almost scored a third goal, but time ran out. At the end of the tournament, each skater received a trophy.
There was no official scoring for the event because this is the non-competitive Tyke level, but Sebastian's team finished the tournament with a 2-1-1 record.