Let me guess. The other teams in your league are progressing during the season and catching up to your team. Teams that you beat easily in October are now giving you a game or winning. Your first explanation is that your kids are tired. It might actually be something else.
We are a hot mess.. two games today 1st game 8 kids and goalie. Played a top Valley team.. Had them 3-0 in third and lost 4-3. Second game 1 hr later against strong Valley team and goalie got sick at beginning of first..skated with 8 and no goalie.. Not how hockey should be played lost 7-2.