Monday, March 10, 2008

Against the best and worst...

This weekend saw Everett compete against the best and the worst teams in the WHL. As expected, the Tips beat Portland but came up short against Vancouver, though holding them to just one goal. That is, Leland Irving held the Giants to just one goal. Both games were without Dan Gendur, and what a difference this team is without him.

Is it possible that we've had a glimpse at next year's offense? Without Gendur, and most likely without Zach Hamill, one wonders who will be the play maker. Gendur this year has stepped into the role in spectacular fashion. His quick speed, high energy and ability to find the back of the net have kept this team in the playoff race. Take him out of the mix...but enough about next year's questions.

That said, the Tips still control their own destiny in their effort to lock up home ice advantage at least in the first round of the playoffs. No matter, Irving is playing his best hockey of the season, Captain Jonathan Harty is a maniac on the ice (as he so aptly puts it, 'when we've got an opportunity, we're going to lay the body'), and Everett is in a very good position to move in the right direction as post season play begins.

On a much lighter note, Section 119 welcomes back--once again--mystery travelers Hockey Tom and Leo. Their 'down in front' berating of anyone who so much as flinches in an upward motion, and their taunting of the officials and opponents have been missed!

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