August 28, 2015
JR. ROCK TEAMS ON A ROLL AT JR. NLL TOURNAMENT
Elimination Games Begin Saturday
Oakville, ON – Day 1 of the Jr. NLL Tournament is in the books and just a handful of round robin games remain on the schedule to be played. Following those results early on Saturday morning, the final standings will be set and the elimination games will get underway.
Pat Campbell, Bob Watson, Stephan Leblanc and Steve Fryer were all behind the Jr. Rock Midget bench at various points during day 1 of the Jr. NLL tournament. The eldest group of Jr. Rock players began the day with a 14-4 triumph against the Jr. Stealth. The Jr. Knighthawks proved to be tougher competition as the Jr. Rock fell by a score of 10-6 to finish day 1 at 1-1. The Midget Jr. Rock will wrap up the round-robin on Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. against the Jr. Mammoth.
The Bantam squad coached by Rock Owner, President and GM Jamie Dawick finished the first day with a spotless 2-0 record. Wins of 10-5 over the Jr. Stealth and 11-3 over the Jr. Black Wolves see the Jr. Rock in good position heading into their final round robin game on Saturday morning at 8am against the winless Jr. Bandits (0-2). The highlight goal of the day for the Bantam Jr. Rock just may have been Luke Dawick’s tally from behind the goal, leaping out and tucking it by the Jr. Stealth goaltender.
The Peewee team, coached by Nick Rose and Josh Sanderson, ran into a red-hot Jr. Knighthawks team in their second game of the day, losing 12-6. The Peewees bookended their day with wins however, defeating the Jr. Bandits 15-1 in their opener and wrapping up the day with a 13-4 win over the Jr. Wings to finish the day 2-1. That meant the Rock finished tied in their group with the Jr. Mammoth, but with winning the tiebreaker based on goals for-goals against, the Jr. Rock earned the bye to the semi-finals.
For all the stats and scores from Day 1 of the tournament can be found here. You can also watch games played on the turf at www.jvisportsnetwork.com throughout the weekend.