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13U AA Nashville Tourney Champs

By Jean Rogers, 10/19/20, 10:45PM EDT


The 13U AA Minor team travelled to Nashville, TN this past weekend for the Jr Predators Tier 2 Host Weekend.  The boys came to play and finished the highly competitive round robin as the #2 seed.  On Sunday morning, in the semi-finals, the boys broke open a tight game in the 3rd to pull away with a 4-1 victory over the Atlanta Phoenix.  Next up in the final was a rematch against the undefeated 14U AA team from Owensboro, KY, that beat the Canes 3-2 in the round robin.  The game featured a number of momentum shifts and although we got down a few goals, we battled back to end regulation with a 4-4 tie.   The Canes were not going to be stopped and on the 3rd shift of 3 on 3 overtime, Chris Zwirblia streaked down the wing and made a great shot to secure the win and championship.  

It was a fantastic team effort: critical saves by our goalies, lock down defense when we needed it most and timely scoring by several different players.  As a coach, I was I extremely proud of our resilience and tenacity as we battled through the weekend to earn the championship!