Dumars 2010 Recap
Sorry for the delay everyone. Just can't seem to catch my second wind this summer! The Narch regional was great, as it always is. The staff out there really gives us the VIP treatment! Special shout out to Matt Koleski for his hospitality. Great staff at the Fieldhouse and a heck of a program too!
I will keep this short, because surprisingly, I am on a time limit, haha. Anyway, the boys came to play - for most of the weekend. We had a loss to Pat Lee and Mission Mayhem in the Pro round robin. This loss was an attitude loss where the boys wanted to complain and cry rather than playing hard and smart. I wasn't too worried about it. The season is young, and while we definitely do not have time for this, I see it as an easy fix. We won all of our other round robin games and made it to the Junior Championship against to Tour Bordercats and also the Pro Championship against the Tour Bordercats. The Pro Championship was an unbelieveable game. It was back and forth throughout. We got caught up in a run and gun game, something that I am not a big fan of. The Bordercats continuously took advantage of an uncovered 3rd man in. They scored with a little over a minute left to go up by 1. We kept plugging away and with 15 seconds left were awarded a penalty shot. Walser took it and was stopped. With 3.3 seconds left Walser also dinged one of the crossbar. We fell to the Tour Bordercats 7-6 in the Pro Championship. This was simply a hard fought loss where we did not execute our disciplined system and ended up losing. The Bordercats are a top notch team and have some serious potential. I am sure we will see them again at Nationals. We immediately played them again in the Junior Championship. I am not sure how many of their Pro players cross over to Junior but we took away Walser, Durinka, and Oconnor and added Abrahams, Vertino, and Golden. We had the lead all game and never looked back. Final score Revision Wings 6 Tour Bordercats 3. For the weekend we went 5-0 in Junior and 4-2 in Pro, 9-2 overall. Not bad but TONS to work on. It's not big changes either, just mental adjustments and fine tuning is all.
We will hit up practice hard over the next month and then leave for Torhs Nationals July 7th. I will keep you posted on how everything is going during our run to the Nationals!
Signing off with Summer National fever -
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