This story was based on a real-life moment!
I play hockey, I love hockey, but…I am a striker.
Not a goalie.
I aim to shoot goals and send that ball into the net.
Experiencing that moment in goals when everyone is out to get you- is frightening.
One time our goalie was sick. Nobody wanted to play in her position. As I was the team manager- I felt I had to volunteer.
Was I wrong to think the opposition team were going to slam that white ball at me, intending to score a goal?
I know too well the adrenalin rush of driving the ball into a net and shouting at the goalie to get out the way.
That’s what strikers do.
I knew ‘They’ were out to beat me.
Being on the other side was not where I wanted to be, even with all the padding.