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01-02-2013, 02:18 AM
Go Blaze
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What games were you watching?

Originally Posted by Grabbers View Post

I saw most of the games live - just not the final - and all teams seemed to be "playing to win." Not making excuses for PG but the Robinson Division played five Colts on their powerplay and many kids didn't get much icetime in their third and final game - especially in the second (and final period).

Perhaps not in net - - but all teams played their best excessively. In the end -lets face it - - coaches look after their own (and they did). Quebec and OJ teams did the same with the same kids coming out time after time. All teams were guilty of "playing to win" from what I saw. It was easy to pick up the coach's favs on each team as some played over half of the two period games.

The Yzerman division loss in overtime in the finals and in a shootout - shows that we as a league are competitive with others. Teams were serious. Make no mistake. The other clubs practiced before arrival and had a skate the evening prior in Welly. Ours skated the first morning but the weather only allowed a handful to shake the rust off.

It is possible that kids may pass on this next year as one post suggested - - but I suspect they will come because it strokes their ego.

Enought said - bring on the stretch run, any final moves in the next two weeks, and the playoffs!

Go Raiders Go!

Wow your Raider blood is blinding you.

Really?!?!! We must have been at two different tournaments then. No coach played their own more than PG. North coach Peca sat his Sr. and multi year allstar goalie Wintjes and played AURORA 94 goalie Entma in game 4. Aurora and Newmarket are arch enemies but how objective of Peca... he clearly unferstood the purpose of the tournament.

The french kids were good and deep, and they all played, goalies included. Clearly some were better than others but you saw them all...

PG was grossly biased compared to all the other coaches.

Robinson coaches left Martin in for 8 goals until he pulled himself. Munroe let in 2 goals in his game (both naked shooters) and never saw the net again. If playing to win is the primary purpose of this event then Robinson coaches didn't get the memo. They played them all were clearly not just at the rink for their own players.

PG told Munroe to be ready for game 4 after being told game 3 was z's. before Game 4 Munroe was told game 4 was Z's but "90% chance game 5 was his if we win". After game 4 Munroe was told there would be a "coaches meeting" and they'd let him know if he was playing. Before Game 5 they simply told him Z's playing.

Guess he left because PG was stringing him along. Be straight up and let the kid stay home if you aren't going to play him. All the players have better ways to spend the limited time off than to come to an event like that and be lied to / strung along. Simply ****** Bag coaching for a 'show case event'... Probably retaliation for Zawadski being yanked by SK in last years tourney.

If you recognize Keegan Harpers parents ask them what they think of the tournament...

Ben Dalpe left after 1st day for same reasons as Munroe and several other PLK players had 1 foot out the door all weekend. When Munroe was leaving Audi joked and asked him if he could come too. Ask Clitsome how his tourney went... you'll get a great answer.

I would strongly suggest the CCHL exec ask the non nepean / Ottawa players how they enjoyed the tournament.

Its not 'possible' some kids will pass on this next year, the ones I spoke with will tell the CCHL they will go home instead.

Go Kings GO

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