December 12, 2011
Game Three on Sunday was a bit like watching the movie Ground Day when Michael Keaton’s character kept re-living the same day over and over again. Team White repeated its performance from the day before with a crushing 7-1win in the final game of the U9 House league championship. The series ended 2-1 for Team White.
“Today was no surprise to anyone on this bench,” claimed Team White Head Coach Magnus Tedestedt. “These boys have dominated all season long and left no doubt in anyone’s mind that they deserving on this championship.”
Joakim Almi (#11 Finnish Firecracker) finished his career with the Thunderbirds with a hat-trick. He scored the first two goals for Team White and later in the game he tipped in a third, assisted by the youngest player in the league #88 Matthew Lee. Almi scored an impressive six goals in the three game series.
Joshua Cheng #52 scored this third goal of the series with assists from Team Captain #9 Sean Bradley and #12 Assistant Captain Ben Matts. Both players had impressive games, with Bradley also scoring one goal and Matts with two additional assists. Swedish Sensation Viggo Keden added two goals and #87 George Whissell had one assist.
“I’m proud on my boys despite the outcome,” said Black Head Coach Matt Bradley. “We were down a few key players and lost Assistant Captain Owen Lee during the game due to a head injury. But those aren’t excuses - White deserved to win and we congratulate them for a great series and season.”