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Club News Story

Weekend Round-Up

2016 / 11 / 28

Getting us out of the gate, I apologize for the first couple of weekends and no report being filed. Many circumstances at hand, but first and foremost would be the need for reports, for while I had the pleasure of attending the two events here in Ottawa this weekend I am rarely able to remain for the duration. Giddy up here goes. Parents, managers and coaches feel free to send me your version of the day and it will lead to a better re-cap every time.

14u Girls Trillium, played at CC Samuel Genest and hosted by the 14u Raiders. The day was filled with Red, White and Black (an omen for the weekend in Ottawa sports) no fewer than 5 Maverick squads took to the floor and the results were more than what we could hope for.

When the dust settled the finals were set up between the Outlaws and Raiders our two 14u pre-HP teams and the Outlaws were able to hold on despite a deep second set deficit to win in straight sets. Both team will move to the Championship level for the next event.

At the 16u Boys event in Oshawa there were actually 3 Maverick teams with the Longhorns and Bulls from the 16u category and the Rangers 15u squad playing up for the opener. Teams were caught in the Ofsaa void and missing certain players or coaches making for an interesting start to the year. In the end it was the youngsters winning an exciting bronze medal game and the Longhorns settling for a huge win in their consolation final to finish 5th.

Up the 400 highway to Barrie where the 18u girls were competing in the championship east tournament and dealing with the consequences of a weak finish last season. Relegation to this level only occurs at 18u so the 17u provinicials determine your fate for the coming season more than any other age. That fact gave coach Mousseau and the Broncos the resolve they needed to run the table and win Gold ensuring a move to Premier for their next event. Well do ladies and let's keep the show roll'n.

Turning the page on the calendar the 14u boys began their season in Oshawa. Both the Bandits and Renegades were ready and poised to begin the season with a bang. After pool play it was the Bandits who began to steal the show and put together a string of wins that culminated in a Gold medal and a move to the Championship level for their next event. Great work boys and Coaches Rainville and Doyle.

Meanwhile in Scarborough it was a split decision for the 16u BlackJacks and Wildcards. They were both competing in the Championship far east tournament. In the end after a heartbreaking loss in the semi the BlackJacks were able to cruise to a bronze and a hope for promotion to the Premier Division for their next event. The Wildacrds were on the opposite side of the deal with a disappointing finish and a relegation to the trillium level for the next event. (this also happened last season and the squad ened up in the Championship division by seasons end so there is no panic in Coach Tanguay's mind)

The Gamblers were in Clarington for one 16u Trillium event while three teams stayed home and played in Kanata. The 16u Aces along with the 15u HP Ambush and Stampede were ready to battle up an age group. In the end much like at the boys event it was the youngest group that shone the brightest here when the 15u Stampede made it to the final and suffered a slim defeat at the hands of the 16u Fusion team. But the girls will advance to Championship tier for the next one.

In summary two Gold, two Silver and two Bronze make for a good weekend to add to the Sens pair of V's and of course our RedBlacks huge win in Toronto. 

Go Red and Black all season.

“ Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. ”
– Michael Jordan