April 14th - Day 105
This weekend marks the end of the hockey season for us. The playoff weekend with back-to-back semi finals today and the final tomorrow. We’re down at Coventry’s Skydome arena to see the season off in style with fans from across the league.
The house was absolutely packed and the games today were top-notch. Guildford got knocked out unceremoniously by Slough at lunchtime and then we fought tooth and nail to get to the final for the first time in our club’s history. We beat bitter rivals Sheffield in a game that saw us concede two goals in the space of a minute, giving our advantage up went from a clear 5-2 advantage to 5-4. In the dying seconds of the match, they pulled their goalie to even the game and forced us into overtime.
Supporting the Phoenix has never been a calm affair, and there’s no lead we can get, that we can’t give away. Luckiy we held our nerve and won the game after a heated shootout ran past the “best of three” and became sudden death too, the whole stadium holding its breath.