So, finals are coming up. This season my team has been at the top of the ladder. We've recently been pushed down to second,. But that's not important. The reason for this post is me being curious. Does anyone out there have some sort of special trick to kill fear? Is there a psycological thing you can do to stop being afraid? The team that has just been moved up to first on the ladder have been nipping at out heels all season. We're just as good as they are, but the difference is they are vicious. Don't get me wrong, I love a hard game of hockey. But these guys won't think twice about smacking the ball full strength into your face. If a ball is raised, they'll definitely have a go at it. Bottom line is, they cause injuries. And when you walk off the field after facing them with bruised foot, ankle, fingers and trembling hands because you barely ducked 2-3 headshots, of course the fear of serious injury or death starts to creep in. So is there anything that people do to get over this? Definitely want to beat them in the finals and we have a real shot at winning the title this year. Or, is it simply a matter of 'suck it up'.