I don’t think I ever been so nervous and excited as I was yesterday when Knut and his Wilmette Braves was played the Wolves Cup final in Northern Illinois Hockey League. When we arrived at the ice rink in Joliet the entrance was covered with balloons and confetti hanging from the ceiling and a light show before all the players was introduced and handed over a rose to their mothers.
It was an even game although Wilmette had more shots and chances on goal when the third period started it was still 0-0 and then the Admirals scored the first goal and my heart just dropped thinking this was it. I think the boys wanted to win so badly so at the next faceoff Wilmette gets the puck and scores and we are back in the game again.
They kept on fighting and when there was about 2 minutes or so left of the game Knut scores the third goal and we won 3-1. All the parents were so proud and we were cheering and clapping for our team when me and Freddie was approach by one of the representative from the NIHL telling us that Knut had won the “Most Valuable Player” award and that we were going out on the ice to meet Knut when he got his trophy.
The Wolves Cup Champions 2013
After the game three players were interviewed and when Knut got the question “why he started to play hockey” he answered, “Well…I guess I was born to play hockey”. Haha…Don’t you just love the honesty of an eight year old and I must say I am a very proud and happy mom! It has truly been a fantastic season and all the hard work that the lads have put in really paid off. We have had a lot of fun and we have got to know great kids and great parent…Thanks again for a very entertaining and great hockey season!
Now we are going outside to enjoy the beautiful weather and just hang with the kids.