The format is as follows:
3 pools of 4 teams
3 games played against opponents in your pool
Top 2 teams in pool advance to playoffs August 2nd
We have been grouped in the following pool:
The other pools are as follows:
Our games are as follows:
Sunday July 31st 1:30PM against Innisfil at Mckinney Arena Pad 1
Sunday July 31st 7:30PM against Mimico at Ajax Community Arena Pad 2
Monday Aug 1st 2:30PM against Toronto Beaches at Rickard Arena Pad B
Tuesday Aug 2nd top 2 teams in each group advance to playoff games
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Here is the breakdown of our schedule:
GAME 1 Friday July 15th 6PM at Rickard Arena (A) versus Peterborough
GAME 2 Saturday July 16th 10:30AM at Courtice Arena versus Whitby
GAME 3 Saturday July 16th 6PM at Rickard Arena (B) versus Caledon
Although they haven’t advised which Pool we are in, there are 8 Tyke A/B Teams, with 4 in each pool. The top 2 teams in each pool will advance to semi-finals Sunday morning at 9:30 & 10:00 at the 2 Rickards arenas, with the Championship final taking place at 2:15 at Rickard (A) Arena.
Drawing Whitby and Peterborough 2 tournaments in a row, seems a little strange-I’m beginning to wonder what’s up with that?
This is a list of the rest (other than us and the 3 teams we face) of the Tyke A/B teams competing:
Whitby B team
Clarington A team
Orangeville A team
Glen Abbey was steaming hot last night and the humidity had sweat dripping off my face and on to my stats sheet, so I can imagine how hot the boys must have been. To their credit, they endured, and although it was far from our best game, they defeated Mississauga 9 to 5.
It was a little strange watching this game, without Mike behind the bench, but Chris, Mike G. and Allan handled things very well. With two players away, Sam Ostafin answered the bell and filled in extremely well. He had a goal and an assist, was plus 1 on Loose Balls, and created no turnovers.
Brian Jackman was all over the floor, hammering out thundering checks, winning 8 of 9 face-offs, recovering Loose Balls (+8 on the night), scoring 3 goals and adding an assist. Talk about having your game face on for 45 minutes. Jake Dawick also scored 3 goals and added an assist.
While offensively, the team did reasonably well, we slipped back into some bad habits, regarding errant passes and not passing to the open man. Fortunately those lapses don't hurt us too badly against a team like Mississauga, but they are rated "B", and we won't get away with those tendencies against the big "A" clubs.
An interesting side note regarding these 2 teams. They both had 5 players and their Goalie at Lacrosse camp at Glen Abbey this week, so it must have felt a little strange for the boys facing their camp pals last night.
The word from the boys attending camp is "AWESOME".
We have Dante Mancini, Carson Wiggins, Brian Jackman, Nathan Walsh, Nichoklas Hackl and Jake Dawick attending this year, and based on my observations and feedback from parents and players, we should ensure we get the boys registered again next year, and early, since it sells out quickly. The instruction and drills are helping the boys already, so it was a very wise investment.
You should have seen their faces at the end of day 2 when they were told they get to participate in a shootout against the Goalie from The Rochester Knighthawks. They had a blast, and some of them even scored on him.