ESTERO, FL- The Jr. Everblades 12U A traveled to Florida’s east coast for a jammed packed Sunday where the program divided the two Sunday games.
“Two games on Sunday against teams below us in the standing and we came away with only one win,” said head coach James Johnstone. “I’m glad the league is competitive and that boys are being challenged, but we missed an opportunity to solidify a top three-spot in the standings.”
The 12U A team started their double-header with a nail biting 4-3 win against the Palm Beach Breakers at the Palm Beach Ice Works.
The game was tied through the third period when Cole Fritzam’s unleashed a wrister that sailed over the Breakers goalies shoulder and into the net for the winning goal.
Game 2 against the Palm Beach Hawks ended with the Jr. Everblades taking a disappointing 4-2 loss.
Coach James Johnstone is optimistic for the future of this team going forward.
“There were some bright spots for sure, but overall we didn’t make the right decision with the puck often enough, breakdowns in our defensive zone coverage came too frequently, and multiple players let emotions interfere with their focus. None of those issues have to do with physical capability. We just need to keep getting smarter and play with the right state of mind so that our instincts lead us in the right direction,” said Johnstone. “As we get deeper into the season more practice time will be focused on team concepts, and I am confident that we will play smarter when we head to Pompano Beach in a couple of weeks.”
The Jr. Everblades will be heading to Glacier Ice on November 12 to play the Golden Wolves at 12:05 p.m. and then the Glacier Sharpshooters at 4:00 p.m.
Photo Courtesy Of Rich Button