MISSISSAUGA – A week has passed since the NARCh Finals at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga began, and day 7 truly showcased the brilliance of the World’s Greatest Roller Hockey.
Thursday brought the viewers plenty of championship action, but as well as great underdog stories from teams.
Starting off with the Halton Alkali Coyotes 01. Known as a powerhouse in their own division, the Coyotes started their day off with a date with the Tour RoadRunners in their 3rd Round Robin game in Midget Platinum.
The RoadRunners 99/98 squad are known to have a dynasty in the Roller Hockey community, and surely enough the younger Halton team would pull off the upset and defeat them by a score of 2-0.
Following their very impressive victory in Midget, the Coyotes would shortly play in the Bantam Platinum final, where they would be the underdog once again against the mighty RageCats, who dominated throughout the whole division.
After falling to a 3-1 lead early, the Coyotes would continue to stick to their gameplan. They would end up scoring the final three goals of the Hockey game, and pull off yet another upset, this time it would lead them to their second consecutive NARCh Platinum championship.
The second underdog story of the day came from the Bantam Gold division. Yesterday, the Capitals from Colombia upset the Lizard Kings 4-1 and were back at it again today, as they would beat the #1 seeded Mississauga Rattlers team 6-3.
Shockingly, the more entertaining game came from the Bronze Medal game. The RoadRunners and Lizards would play out for 3rd place, and it was indeed a dogfight for that medal. The game would need three overtimes to decide who would win bronze, and surely it would be the RoadRunners pulling off the upset, winning by a score of 2-1.
Although the Bantam division has come to a close, there are still a great deal of divisions left to be played. The Platinum and Gold divisions for Peewee, Midget, and Junior are still left to be decided, and let’s not forget about the Men’s divisions such as Men’s Silver and Gold, and the 30+ division.
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