Saturday, December 27, 2008

CMP Hockey Makes a Statement

So says Bob Reischel of the Journal-Sentinel. The cooperative hockey team of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee's two largest schools emphasized that statement as it moved to a 9 - 1 record tonight with a triple overtime win over Green Bay's Notre Dame Academy to win the championship of the Joe Raymond Tournament.

For me, the excitement of the game lay partly in the fact that it was the first time I had seen a high school hockey game. These young men were fantastic. Both teams played exceptionally well. As I understand it, for statistical and ranking purposes, the game is considered a tie because only the first overtime is counted. So, for the sake of rankings and such statistics, the two additional overtimes were just for the tournament determination, and for pride.

And pride they showed! Congratulations.

I can't wait to watch them again.

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