By Lonny Lovins
Our day got a little longer as a couple of playoff games, a broken sheet of glass, and some cut fingers put us behind. However, we are slowly creeping toward the end of the night, and we are anxiously awaiting the games to go final, so we can see where our teams will line up for tomorrow’s playoffs.
Checking the weather, it looks like as if we may have some flurries of snow to go with our flurry of finals. Obviously the rink is abuzz with anticipation of the storm, the oncoming playoffs, and inevitable awards ceremonies.
We did have one division go final today, with the Mites finishing up their tournament. In our Mite Silver final, we had a couple of local teams facing off. The 495ers Red team played against the 495ers White team. This game featured great control by the Red team as they dominated the game from the drop of the puck till the end. The Red team built a big lead as they went up 6-0. The White team tried in vain to come back, but their effort came too little too late, as the Red team would skate to a 7-1 victory.
The Mite Gold final brought two New York teams together from different programs. The Tour Roadrunners played against the 495er Blue squad. This game would start out much the same way as the Silver final, with the Roadrunners building a pretty sizable lead. The 495er team would come back to make it close, at 3-2. The Roadrunners stepped on the gas from that point on, and put a couple of quick goals in to pull away. The 495ers would score one more in a last ditch effort to close the gap, but the Roadrunners would hold on for a strong 6-3 victory, taking home our first cup of the day.
Hopefully we don’t get too much snow tomorrow, as I am already missing my California weather. All in all it has been a great trip, and a great tournament so far. Tomorrow should offer us more fantastic hockey, and an even better experience for our teams, both new and old.
We look forward to sharing it all with you on our facebook page Narch Players, and as always at NARCh.com. More to come…