Jan 10th 2020 – The Blog of Lucky Kid 88
Today is the day we have waited for all season we play the infamous Toronto Marlbros or The Toronto Marlies as they are known around the G.
The official puck drop time is 6:45PM and because this game means so much to me I treat it like a math question. So, Here is the question, get your pens and papers out boy’s and girls and riddle me this.
If Daisy Duke was to drop the black flag to kick-off the main event match between The Tenacious Toronto Marlies and the Vicious Vaughan Kings at 6:45PM on January 10th 2020 and if the Teams should be at the rink 1 hour before game time. Please note, it takes 1 hour on a good day for Lucky to get to the Rink at Canlan Arena in Etobicoke, Toronto Canada from Lucky Kid’s crib deep in the Scarborough’s hood.
What size bullet proof underwear does lucky have to wear?
Answer… this is a trick question kids as Lucky don’t wear underwear, during winter in Canada. Lucky wears furry long Johns!
Well Crazy 88’ers at 4:15PM Lucky threw on his furry long johns to skate across town.
We rolled up at Canlan a half our early just in time to see Camron and Bray walking in… They looked pretty focused, they may as well have been wearing the Black Night’s armour with King Slayers written on their sticks.
Dad dropped me off so I would have to walk across the parking lot. Still not sure why but some things cannot be explained. He gave me the standard words, Blah Blah Blah… you better work your butt off!
The message was received, although I am not sure why I should be trying to get rid of my butt, its not like the god lord gave me a lot to work with and I should be cherishing the little I have. I nodded to acknowledge the pep talk then I popped in my buds, grabbed my new True twig, tossed my black leather Kings armour bag over my shoulder, cranked up my jams and proceed to get hype’d up!
I stepped in the Marlies house wiped my shoes, always respect the house even though my intent was to try an treat it like a house of cards in a wind storm during game time!
Ok, Crazy 88’ers let’s fast forward to game time!
After puck drop it was back and forth, then forth and back we went at it like it was a tennis match and any mistake made would be fatal!
We struck first! It was a puck drop in our zone, the puck was batted to my side, I took it to the boards to draw in the forwards but I quickly flipped around and threw it to the weak side a D to D to my boy Clarkey, he clapped it up to OT.
OT and Haggy took in on the drive. I could hear the coaches yelling two up, two up!
OT makes the tape to tape on the run over Haggy, then a big dangle by Haggy and the puck finds the back of the Net. Oh, boy did we go wild!
Haggy swaggered up the Russian Eagle cellie until we crunched him with a huddle cheer!
The game continued and it was tight it was like a hand wave in the mirror, what are we fighting ourselves. All we have to do is hold this lead till the final buzzer and we would then be King of the Mountain.
Here is where it gets sick… Penalty call! Now we got the man advantage and we proceed to laydown the law as if this was our kingdom but they would not give up they held us back like they were holding down Sparta… nahmean!
We kept it deep in their zone all through the power play we were so focused we didn’t see their player open the penalty box close the door ever so gently then tip toed across the ice to our blue line. Out of nowhere The Marlies threw up the hail Mary pass! It was like watching a pass from Tom Brady. Our Goalie came out for the challenge mono a mono it was like slow motion sweet stick handle followed by a sweet save off the goalies paddle but with enough puck luck to find the back of the net.
We kids take notes this is what makes you a number 1 team Don’t Give Up! even in the darkest hours
Honestly, It would have been a great play if they were not playing us!
The Score now tied a 1 a piece based on the strength of both teams deep down I think both teams knew this is probably be how it would end off!
But wait in the final seconds… that’s not how it ended off! No, I am only messing around that is how the game ended bitter sweet!
Wish it was better but it could have been worse!
Well although, for right now we are sitting in Second Behind the Mega Marlies we may technically hit 3rd as 3rd place infamous JRC is one game behind us and the Marlies.
Well that’s it for this adventure I will see you guys in the next one!