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Holiday Season.....
Submitted By Coach Danny on Monday, January 11, 2016
The team celebrated the holiday season together with a team Christmas party. At the party the boys enjoyed dinner and had a few laughs exchanging gifts. It was fun for me as a coach to watch them having fun. After a short break we participated in the Toronto Marlies Annual Holiday Classic. At the Classic we started off slow but rebounded to play well enough to advance to the round of sixteen. In that round the boys put in a fantastic effort to eliminate the Marlies. Unfortunately we were then eliminated ourselves by very good Waterloo team in a game that could have went either way.

Then came Michigan, where we took part in the Silver Stick. Once again a slow start, and I mean slow! We found out in a hurry just how important this tournament is to the top American teams when New Jersey came out flying and handed us our biggest beating of the year, actually the biggest in the last couple of years. Tough to take? For sure. Lessons learnt? For sure. Tough to bounce back? Absolutely, however the boys did just that showing a tremendous amount of resiliency to continue to get enough confidence back to play Little Caesars (the eventual tournament winners) to a 1-1 tie in our final game. Once again, a game that could have gone either way. It's simple to quit, to give up.... Our boys, well they don't believe in doing anything simple!

On behalf of the team I want to wish all our followers a Happy and Healthy New Year. Thank you for your support,

Coach Danny
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