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Club News Story

Weekend Roundup

2015 / 02 / 16

The 18u Mustangs were a little farther from home than usual, and apparently whay happens in Vegas stays in Vegas .... at least until someone gets roaming on their data plan. Keep checking back to see if the girls hit the jack pot.

In St Catharines the 18u Shotguns had a struggle getting their game together against a younger first opponent. They did however defeat DRVC in their second match but lost the tie-breaker putting them in thrid. From there the team competed well on multiple occassions but were unable to put teams away in the competitive premiere division. They are now in a holding pattern to see if they will be included in the GrandPrix draw (with an earlier Bronze placement they may remain for the big show).

The 17u Blackjacks (were not in Vegas as their name would indicate) but instead played in the 18u Championship tournament in Coburg. Coach Walker's girls started as cold as the Northumberland winds that day with losses in both of their pool play matches. However with some choice words of encouragement he was able to push the girls into two playoff wins to make the final 4. A heart breaking loss in the semi-final took the team out of contention for a premiere promotion and they let the bronze medal slip away with that disappointment . All in all a good finish again in an age group above.

In Kingston's balmy andnoh so hospitible climes the 17u boys teams ( HP Desperados and Chargers) entered play at the 18u championship level tournament. The Chargers were in thick against both the Ottawa 18u group and the host Pegasus 18u team. While Pegasus ran away with the win in the first match the boys responded by pushing their cross town rivals to the edge losing 23-25 and 22-25. After winning their qualifier against Galaxy Strike, the Chargers were met by the #1 seed and undefeated Desperados who had crusied through their pool in 4 sets.

For all of us this again this was the highlight of the day as the two Mav teams played true to their own style and the competition was fierce and furious. The Desperados remained in their new "sunshiine space" throughout the first winning 25-14. While in the second however the comp group "Charged" back to take a 15-11 lead and were playing lose and fancy free. Apparently they were looking for a date with a razor and coach MacLean's (jr) head if they could pull this off. However the Desperados got back into their massive blocking game and closed the door winning in straight sets denying the close shave superlatives from happening.

Moving on to the final 4 the Mavs 17u HP team secured a spot in the coveted 18u Ken Davies Grand Prix with a lopsided victory over Durham Attack Black and then a thriller over their all to familiar rivals STVC Nemesis in 3. This means the team will play in GrandPrix events in two age categories prior to the Ontario Championships in April, something that has coach MacLean (Sr) thrilled to have his team experience first hand this inaugral season. This win is the 3rd Gold for this team and 5th medal in 7 tournament tries.

“ You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take. ”
– Wayne Gretzky