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Disheartening Weekend…
Submitted By Coach Danny on Thursday, February 25, 2016
How painful is it to be out of the running for the OMHA Championship this early? Very! It's been a while for me but for many others a totally new experience all together. Unfortunately it's a reality we can't change, and it is something we'll have to accept and move on from.

Am I disappointed? Absolutely. Am I surprised, not so much. YSE is a good hockey team who had a game plan that they followed to a tee. It was obvious, right from the drop of the puck in game one that they were ready to compete.

Just like our Silver Stick experience, we had another slow start which I believe was the difference for us in the playoffs.  However you still have to be proud of the way the boys bounced back after the loses in games one and four. I was totally proud of the effort in game five. In game five we had solid goaltending, (as we did throughout the entire series), our AP's did a great job for us when called on and our best players were our best players.  A combination that usually gets better results however we came just short this time. Again, it's the effort that always matters most to me.

We have to move on. We have to continue to play. It's not going to be for the OMHA championship but for pride. At the end of the day isn't that what true competitors do anyways, that is come out "every day" to play for pride?

Don't think this early exit from the playoffs is going to fragment our team. In fact it will only unite us. We have some unfinished business ahead of us that goes well beyond what lies ahead of us this year!

I'm more determined now than ever to help our boys get there!

Coach Danny

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