Since I last wrote, we lost in double overtime against # 12 ranked Nazareth 9-8. We also beat Potsdam 9-8 and just yesterday lost to Skidmore 10-9. As you can see by our 5 overtime periods this season and 6 games won or lost by 1 goal in regulation or overtime, we like to keep it close. Obviously we don’t want the game to be this close, but that just happens to be the way our team has played this season.
The Drop – This is week in DII…..not too much happening on the front end of the week but will see some revealing match-ups later on towards Friday. Lynwood in my eyes is still the team to beat in DII, followed very closely behind a dynamic Lake Washington team. Not a lot has happened in terms of the win loss column, Blanchet is the only team with 5 wins and 6 teams still have goose eggs in the W column. I can’t really say much has changed. Redmond looks to avenge and early season loss to Lake Washington on Friday. Earlier in the Year the Bernstein Boys beat up on their old team—will the outcome be the same? I think so…. Garfield finally gets a test against Roosevelt tomorrow. 95% sure Roosevelt will pull away hear though I truly think that Blanchet will be the best team in the Metro conference and will need proof to sway me from that belief. I heard some grumblings from Selah and Three Rivers supporters last week so if they want respect then beat Roosevelt on Friday and Saturday. Finally, on Saturday, the Lynwood Eastside Catholic game will without a doubt be a doozy…..
The Crux Division I Week 3 March 20-27th
I'm changing it up this year, no more "Weekly Beat". I'm tired of it, bored of it, so I worked out something new. lets boil it down a little and get to the "Crux" of the league. The essence of what makes Division I rock and pop from week to week. Check out "The Crux" and let me know what you think...
A consistent defense and a constant downpour of NW rain couldn't stop the visiting Lakeland Panas Rebels from escaping with a victory. The visiting team used a 4-goal outburst in the final period to overcome a 2 goal deficit and head home with the ‘W’.
The Drop: Ok, so I have been trying to get a grip on the DII outlook so far and have struggled. It might be coming clearer now and some things are starting to surface. In terms of Conferences, I still think the Evergreen is the strongest top to bottom. Lake Washington, if healthy has looked the best closely followed by Sammamish, then Redmond. If anyone is going to have a say about that I’m guessing it’s going to be Blanchet from the Metro or Lynwood from the Cascade. Lynwood doesn’t play in a strong conference but has multiple big time players and depth like no other DII team.
The skies turned that familiar northwest gray on the last day of the 2010 Northwest Invitational. Bainbridge hoped to avenge their loss to Palo Verde (NV) yesterday and Lakeridge has been aching for a win after two one goal losses in this weekend to Bellevue and Claremont (B.C.).
2-time state Champion Issaquah took on Lincoln High School, super powers in their states. Trailing 9-5 at halftime, Issaquah wasn't able to make a comeback on a very strong Lincoln team, losing 15-9 when time expired. What happened was an offensive display of firepower that made for a great highlight reel. Have a look and tell us what you think!