Best of luck to you and your team on your first game
Focus on having fun and try not to be too nervous on the ice/bench. You are gonna make mistakes; even the best of players make mistakes. Just try to learn from your mistakes and possibly work with others from your team in terms of helping you get better (like a mentor).
Good luck. You will probably miss the puck and fall down about 200 times each, but don't lose faith. Remember to always have fun and play hard - no classy (real) hockey player ever minds guys that make it fun and give an honest effort.
Bu I still LOVED it. All the guys are really nice and they encouraged me through all
my shifts. I nearly scored once too. A lot of my friends who saw me play said I had improved a lot since last february. The team seems tight (only one guy seemed like he was a bit pissed, he drank like 2 redbulls before the game to get into game shape he said))