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Narch Detroit Qualifier


Team Recaps!
Posted: May 30, 2011 11:55AM; Updated: June 03, 2011 2:59PM
Revision Buffalo Wings Legends - Pro
 
Welcome back to the tournament scene, the guys of the Revision Buffalo Wings Legends adult team! For some it has been years since their last tournament appearance, but by the looks of their performance in the Narch Regional Qualifier at Joe Dumars Fieldhouse this past weekend, they haven’t missed a beat. The Legends started off with a strong round robin, taking first seed in the Adult Gold division, honing victories over Tour Excitement and the Detroit Stars, with their only loss coming from the Tour Bordercats. With the round robin behind them, the Legends took the floor for the semi final game against the Detroit Mission Stars, and Jaimie Buffalino as their starting goaltender. Buffalino was up for the challenge, stopping numerous shots, despite the top notch power play performance of Kyle Kozlowski and Geoff Abrahams, and the forceful play in front of the net by Chris Kendall and John Nowak. Coming off the victory in Narch Finals in San Jose, California, Richie Latona picked up right where he left off, proving he is a force to be reckoned with between the pipes with another amazing tournament showing. Although the Legends were unable to claim victory over Buffalino and the Detroit Mission Stars, they are hungry for furthered success and are eager to take the floor of Joe Dumars Fieldhouse for the Tour Cup Finals!
 
Revision Buffalo Wings - 16u
 
With a roster full of fresh faces hungry to begin their tournament season, the Revision Buffalo Wings Team 16U, took the floor for the first time at Joe’s Dumars Fieldhouse participating in the Narch Regional Qualifier in Detroit, Michigan. The excitement of the tournament experience was flowing through the locker room and the guys showcased their enthusiasm in game 1 of the round robin with a stellar victory over Mission Valken Adrenaline. Patrick Griffin opened up the scoring for the first game and finished off with a hat trick to add to the statistics sheet! Nick Luh was a force to be reckoned with against the boards, and Justin Smith had a stellar performance between the pipes, blocking a flurry of shots. The guys rallied together as a team, working together as a cohesive unit all contributing their best individual effort to produce the win. Stacked against a division of tough competitors, the Revision Buffalo Wings Team 16U did not see any playoff action, but walked away from this weekend a little more experienced in the tournament scene and are even more focused on improving their game and taking it to any willing competitor trying to stand in their way!
 
Revision Buffalo Wings - Adult Bronze 2011 Dumars Experience
 
Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to the tournament season for the Revision Buffalo Wings, as many of our teams make the short trip to Detroit, Michigan taking the floor of the popular Joe Dumars Fieldhouse for the Narch Regional Qualifier. Enter summer 2011 and the Revision Buffalo Wings Adult Bronze team, with high hopes of bringing a medal back to Buffalo. With a tumultuous round robin, the Revision Buffalo Wings fought tooth and nail to see the wakes of playoff action. In their first game, the Wings fell to the 2009 Torhs Bronze Division Gold Medalists, the Danglers by a score of 6-2. In their next match up against Team Infamous, the Wings took a major hit, as one of their lethal weapons Ryann Setlock took a misconduct penalty. Even with a short bench, the team played hard and tied the game, but unfortunately could not make the big finish and were handed their second loss by a margin of 5-3. Their final contender of the round robin, the Bad Boys were certainly in for a run as the Wings knew exactly what they needed to do to get the job done and advance to the playoffs. Trailing most of the game, the excitement stirred in the last 4 minutes of the game, as Taylor Setlock scored 2 quick goals to end regulation in a 3-3 tie, forcing overtime. A 5 minute overtime period proved to be insufficient for either team to grab the win, so this one was going to a shoot out. Eric Werner was spectacular between the pipes, blocking all shots put in front of him. Ryann Setlock scored the lone goal in the shoot out and the Wings advanced to the Adult Bronze Championship.
 
Finishing the round robin with a 0-1 record, the Revision Buffalo Wings took the floor for the championship game facing the Can-Am Stars. The Can-Am Stars have a longstanding history in the roller hockey scene and proved to be a tough match up for the Wings. Can-Am took the early lead, but the Wings battled back, closing the gap to within 1 goal at the end of the first. The Stars opened the second with 2 quick goals, pushing the Wings even further behind. With the championship in their sights, the Wings showcased their do or die play, scoring 3 of the next 4 goals to close the gap on the Stars. With time winding down and both teams feeling the heat, the Wings pulled their goalie for the extra attacker, but with less than 30 seconds left in the game, the Can-Am Stars scored an empty netter and skated away with the championship victory.
 
Following a tough, hard fought tournament, the Revision Buffalo Wings took the silver medal in the Adult Bronze division, but more importantly, they walked away with a starving desire to win it all!
 
 
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