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The Journey Begins...
by posted 12/01/2022

We came out a little sluggish last evening and were knotted @ 1 after the first period.  We started the 2nd period strong by getting back to basics and getting pucks in deep, and forcing the play which resulted in significant turnovers in the offensive zone.  Once we had possession we started to effectively utilize our points - and the defensemen were sliding it over to their partner(s) or getting clean shots through - all with traffic in front.  A couple of shifts in sustained fashion changed the complexion of the game.  The game got a little hectic towards the end, and the coaches are very proud of the kids ability to stay focussed on the task @ hand - and finishing the game the right way.  We feel the boys and girls represented the program and Town of Milton extremely well.  They all played great and a resounding team victory.

We fortuitously received a first round bye, and with the win last evening we now find ourselves in the final four and will await the winner of Weymouth/Canton.  We are two wins away from having an opportunity to represent the Town of Milton @ the State Tournament.  The road to the State's will be challenging, but with this group we like our chances. 

Personally, I feel winning a state championship is what it is all about!!!  No greater honor exists in youth sports than to have an opportunity to bring a banner home that would then reside in the rafters of Max Ulin Arena in perputuity.  One game @ a time.

Also, we wanted to let you know the coaches collectively requested to see if we could move up to the 'A' division in the SSC.  That request was granted and we will now be playing in the 'A-RE' division.  We feel the kids have earned that right to compete @ a higher level, and the accelerated speed of the game will serve them well in terms of their growth and development.  It will also expose us to a faster game which should serve us well in the state playdown process.  It is not about wins and losses, and everything to do with their individual/collective growth and development as hockey players.  Back to work tonight @ Ulin for skills, and two games this weekend in our new division.  Please make every effort to get on the ice for skills, practices, games, etc.  Every game from here on out will be tight, and conditioning will play a major impact on the inevitable outcome.

Tony G. Award: 

Coach Talbot {KP/Walpole, 12.1.2022}

"Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up"  Rocky Balboa

 


 
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Play Down Week!!!
by posted 11/26/2022

Another tie this morning @ The Sportsplex against a very good Quincy squad.  I belive Quincy is in 3rd place and has been surging in the standings as of late.  We got off to a good start and were up 2-0, but Quincy was able to battle back to tie the game @ 2.  Overall, we saw some good habits and strong play @ times, but we will be looking for more consistent play for all three periods from here on out.  Joey Morrison played great in net, and stymied Quincy's offensive pressure/shots the entire game.  Joey stood tall down low and kep us in the game with stellar goaltending. 

Declan Mannion had an ESPN highlight reel goal when he took control of the puck around our blue line and single handily manuevered around every single Quincy player displaying 'sick hands' and a dogged pursuit to the cage.  Great hands and an even better goal that extended the lead by two.  Good stuff Declan and many more to come for you my man.

Tony G. Recipient:

Declan Mannion, {Quincy, 11.26.2022}

Playdown Week @ - glance:

  • Our reguarly scheduled practice is now changed to Monday @ 8:00 PM {Ulin}.  It is not on the website yet, but I believe it will be added shortly.
  • We will look to find some extra ice for Tuesday, but with High School starting on Monday that may not happen.
  • Wednesday, November 30th we will travel to Franklin to play KP/Walpole in our first playdown bracket game.  We will look to put our best foot forward as we begin our road to the State Championship!!!

See everyone on Monday....


 
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