Just when I had made my mind to play again on Sunday, I received a reply to my email to the captain.
Seems they played as a different team the last few sessions. The team broke up, the younger guys started one team and didnt want the older guys, which SUCKS! The guys I played with decided to start their old team but didn’t know their goalie at the time had agreed to play with the other team. And it was a last minute to get Motion started.
That’s when they scrambled to look for a goalie, and that’s where I came along. After it was agreed that I would play, the old goalie let the captain know that he wanted to play after either quitting or being asked to leave the other team
He was told the spot was filled, but Mark also said he told him that he could join them in the winter session, which is upcoming.
So, the old goalie is coming back, which leaves me looking for a team.
Maybe I gave them an easy out. I had not been given any indication that all of this was going on. I basically gave the captain the choice if he did or did not want me back, while I expressed a strong interest in returning. But I wonder when he intended to tell me this.
But.. I still have no hard feelings. And I understand the situation. Maybe hitting 50 make me appreciate how some whipper snappers would rather cast us old folks off to the side.
I’ll look for anther team, in the meantime, I was told that I would be put in the roster as a sub.