EmeraldBlitz was amazed at how quickly the Snowagers'
took control of the game. As soon as the referee dropped the puck, the striped
Tuskaninny whizzed it away from the fire Krawk and skated down the ice. He was
"Prepare to meet the wrath of Zeggaro the Level
23 Archer, dominator of Dungeons and Draiks!" the purple Blumaroo known as Zeggaro
screamed as he charged at the Tuskaninny. But while he was shouting out his
statistics of the board game, the Tuskaninny had more than enough time to get
"You are like so going down! I mean those jerseys
are like a fashion crime!" FleurDelacor67 squealed at the opposing Neopet. But
Fleur wasn't fast enough to reach him, and he whizzed right by the skunk Usul
Suddenly, the Tuskaninny's eyes widened in shock.
EmeraldBlitz was standing there in front of the Neohockey net. But the Snowagers'
forward wasn't daunted, he slid right in between the Krawks legs and pushed
the puck with his stick. It slid in.
The crowd erupted in cheers for the Snowagers,
and gave reassuring comments to the Light Faeries. EmeraldBlitz was still in
shock his team had been scored on because the other team member slid though
"No problem," Kyrogi the fire Draik said. "You're
ready for it now so it probably won't happen again."
But Kyrogi was quite wrong. By the end of the
first period, the Light Faeries had only managed to score one goal while the
Snowagers had managed to score four. Each goal was impossible to stop. All six
Tuskaninnies could slide across the ice far faster than the Light Faeries could
skate. It made their offense and defence nearly impossible overwhelmingly powerful.
The referee dropped the puck and the Tuskaninny
cleanly checked EmeraldBlitz away. "Oops, my mistake," the centre-man laughed
as he slid toward the defence. Past Kyrogi and Fleur effortlessly he skated,
and slid the puck toward the net. Kai_Hawittari dived and landed on it.
"Laeyan, get ready!" the Gelert shouted as he
shot the puck towards the orange Aisha.
She got control of the puck and skated down toward
the goalie. She managed to evade the two Tuskaninnies in defence and shot the
puck. The goalie didn't have a chance.
"TAKE THAT YOU BAG OF -- um..." Laeyan paused
when she saw the referee's reproachful look. "You bag of niceness," she said
in a monotone voice. But she didn't care, the Light Faeries were creeping back
into the lead.
The game continued, and things were looking up
for the Light Faeries. EmeraldBlitz, Fleur, Zeggaro and Kai managed to keep
the puck out of the net while Kyrogi assisted Laeyan in scoring more goals.
Only twenty more seconds were left in the second period and the game was tied,
EmeraldBlitz skated up with the puck, but the
right and left winged Tuskaninnies blocked his path. The Krawk shot the puck
up to where Kyrogi was waiting. The Draik then relayed it on to Laeyan. She
brought her stick up for a slapshot and--
The Aisha was hit against the ice and into the
boards. She hit it hard, knocking the wind out of her. The buzzer ended the
period but Coach Bridge jumped out of the bench and wobbled his way to Laeyan.
"Are you OK?" the Kyrii asked her. Her eyes were
shut tight out of pain as she nodded her head.
"Don't lie," Coach Bridge said. "We're going
to forfeit, you can't--
"NO!" she cried though the pain. "I'm OK, my
leg is just aching a bit, that's all."
The rest of the team crowded around and the referee
skated in. "Um... I didn't see that..." he mumbled. Laeyan just made a faint
"Girl, do you like want me to just totally scream
at him?" Fleur asked. Laeyan nodded. "HOW COULD YOU NOT SEE THAT!?! ARE YOU
BLIND OR SOMETHING!?!" the Usul roared.
"What, do you think she just hit herself across
the ice? The striped Tuskaninny did it!" Kai protested.
"Wait, could you... uh... give us some space?"
Laeyan asked. The referee nodded and skated away. "Okay, we can't forfeit. We
won't lose, especially because of me. I can still hang in there, but don't expect
anything from me. EmeraldBlitz, you can't hang back with Kai, Fleur and Zeggaro
here. You and Kyrogi will have to score. We can't go into penalty shots if we
tie, because only you and me could pull off a shot like that, and if I can't
shoot then you'd be on your own. It wouldn't work. Fleur and Zeggaro, you will
have to stop the Snowagers without EmeraldBlitz. Kai, be prepared for any kind
of shot. Now, can you help me up?" Kyrogi and EmeraldBlitz helped her onto her
"Okay, but if you so much as trip, I won't let
you play," Coach Bridge said. "It's unsafe. Now come on guys, we can win!"
The fire Krawk stepped up to face-off. The striped Snowager team member grinned
maliciously at him. The referee dropped the puck. There was a mad scramble to
get it, EmeraldBlitz and the Tuskaninny slapping their Neohockey sticks around
trying to get it. EmeraldBlitz managed to hit it away, in the direction of Laeyan.
Suddenly the two defence made a rush to get it.
"DON'T YOU DARE TOUCH IT LAEYAN!" the coach roared.
The Aisha stayed still and let the Tuskaninnies
whisk it away. The puck was passed back to the forward who took a slap shot.
The puck went though the air and hit Kai right in the helmet. He was dazed for
a second, but managed to pass it to EmeraldBlitz. The Krawk was suddenly cornered
by the tree forwards. They got the puck and shot. It went in.
"GOAL! OH YEAH! WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT?" a
Once again the puck was dropped. This time, EmeraldBlitz
got it cleanly. The Krawk passed the Tuskaninny and with a dazzling wrist shot,
got the puck in the net.
"HA! NOT SO TALKATIVE NOW, ARE WE?" Laeyan yelled
at the Tuskaninnies.
The process kept repeating itself. Goal after
goal, each team kept racking up the points. Finally, the score was an amazing
13-13. Only a few minutes remained. The Chia referee skated up. EmeraldBlitz
and the opposing player had emotions that were running so high, they were almost
attacking each other. The puck was dropped, one final time.
The Tuskaninny took the puck from EmeraldBlitz
and rushed down the ice. He was making an avid attempt to score the final goal.
He shot but luckily it deflected off of Zeggaro's helmet. The much bounced back
and EmeraldBlitz got it, but he was cornered by the two other Tuskaninny's.
He passed the puck over to Fleur who skated ahead. She made a vain attempt to
score from the centre line but puck didn't have enough speed.
The clock was running out. If they went into
penalty shots, then there was no way the Light Faeries could win.
The goalie shot the puck up ahead. Five... four...
But all of a sudden the puck shot up ahead it
went like a bullet, a black blur nearly impossible to see. It went into the
net at the last second. There was a scramble as the teams tried to see who it
"And finally, the final medallion goes to this fine young Draik, Kyrogi. He
came out of the blue and scored the final goal, winning the Light Faeries the
Polarchuck Cup," the aging Lupe proclaimed as he slipped the medallion around
the Draik's neck.
It was later on that day. Kyrogi had scored the
winning goal, with a shot with a speed that broke all records for the Annual
Polarchuck Neohockey Tournament. They had celebrated for hours, but now the
team stood outside the arena getting the medals.
"I, the Chairman of the Neopian Neohockey Board,
reward the Light Faerie Elementary School Light Faeries with the Polarchuck
Cup," the old Lupe said. The team erupted with cheers as they were handed the
golden cup, with the face of a smiling Polarchuck on it.
The team hugged each other and cheered. Laeyan,
EmeraldBlitz, Zeggaro, Fleur, Kai, Kyrogi and Coach Bridge were filled with
joy. They had traveled from being juniors who didn't know the rules to champions.
They had won the tournament.
Note: It's done! Like I did at the beginning of the series, I'm going to
once again thank the owners for volunteering their pets for this story. Laeyan
belongs to stormydreamer, Fleur Delacour67 belongs to bubbles7431, Kyrogi is
owned by orieyl, kai_hawittrari is owned by jay_hawittari, Zeggaro is a pet
in one of my branching accounts and finally the Krawk known as EmeraldBlitz
belongs to me. Oh yeah, Coach Bridge is based off of a *certain* Phys Ed teacher
I know. Thanks again to the great owners!