Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Well, the bubble burst this weekend in Detroit...

The 2000 Mega Men headed to Detroit with an un blemished 8-0 record. After two lopsided victories, against TPH and Belle Tire at the Showdown in Motown, the boys suffered there first loss of the season, Saturday evening, to the reigning Mite 2000 Silver Sticks champions, the 2K Rebels. The Mega Men fell behind early, 3-0, but battled back to tie the score at 4 early in the second. The 2K Rebels proved to be too much for the boys as they were handed there first loss 8-5.

The next morning, the only thing standing in the way of a rematch with the Rebels was team TPH, a team the Mega Men defeated 9-2 earlier in the tournament. TPH proved to be too much to handle this time around, as the boys were unable to solve their netminder, even though they fired 38 shots. The boys were handed a disapointing 5-4 loss, leaving them in third place for the tournament.

This was truly a great time and definitely a learning experience for all involved. We look forward to building on the successes thus far and improving our games for the future.

Next up, a trip to Toronto, May 8th - 11th, for the OTTF Spring Classic. The boys will again be tested, as some top 2000 programs will be in attendance. Hopefully we can correct some of our deficiencies and continue to grow as a team.

Please wish the boys luck when you see them!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Two More Wins for the 2000 Pittsburgh Mega Men!

Day trip to Amherst is a huge success!

After an uncharacteristic sluggish start in the first game against the Western NY Selects, where the boys found themselves down 3-0, they got a late second period goal, which energized the team and opened the flood gates. Trailing 3-1 heading into the third period, the boys reeled off 6 unanswered goals to pull away and win the first game 7-3.

In the second game, the two teams battled pretty evenly until the third period, where the Mega Men's relentless pressure wore down the Western NY team, as the boys outscored the Selects 6-2 and went on to win 9-4.

This was the final game action before the boys head to Detroit for some serious competition. All four Pittsburgh Mega Men teams ('97, '98, '99 & '00) will be in action, in the Showdown in Motown (Belle Tire) Tournament. Please wish all the teams good luck as they head off to Detroit April 24th - April 27th.

Go Mega Men!