vs Moondoggies 7-4 (Win)
Hobbs (3) Foo (2) Carl (2)
Got off to a quick start and never looked back. Jay Dow set the tone in goal early with some great saves, and Steiny continued the solid play in net the second half. Great team win to get started, everyone contributed and spirits were high.
vs AZ Wild Fire 5-4 (Win)
Sweeney, Randy, Hobbs (2), Andy
We could tell the Wild Fire were going to be a bigger challenge than the Moondoggies, and it was a close game the whole way. We got up by a couple first but they came back to get within one in the second half. Solid defensive stands in the last 3 minutes to clinch the win.
2-0 for the first day. Unfortunately Severn River, the defending champs, lost to Squamish Nation by 1 on Saturday, so we got paired up with them for our first Sunday game. The Hawaii masters know the Canadians well, I think they would have had a great shot to beat Squamish and meet Severn in the Championship.
vs Severn River 7-3 (Loss)
Foo (2), Sweeney
A couple missed opportunities early could have given us momentum had we capitalized. Severn scored the first 2 goals but we kept it close at the half. Severn goalie was saving everything. In the second half the game got away from us and Severn was able to move the ball and run out the clock. Severn was a solid team but we definitely had a good shot.
vs AZ Wild Fire 7-5 (Win)
Carl (3), Fonz, Hobbs, Foo, ?
After a tough defeat, everyone rallied and decided 3-1 was a whole lot better than 2-2. Arizona may have underestimated the Hawaii squad the first game and wanted revenge. However, we got on the board first and kept attacking. Carl went off with 3 first half goals. Burt dominated on the face-offs.
It remained a tight back and forth game the whole way. With 2 minutes left and down by two, Arizona called a time out to set up some offense. Hobbs threw a sick take away check at midfield dislodging the ball, picked up the ground ball and created a fast break going the other way. We were able to hold off a couple late second half possessions by the Wildfire and secure the win.
Overall 3-1 on the weekend, no team had a better record and we definitely won the party.