Youth hockey rolling toward the semi-finals

Josh Small looks for a pass to team mate, Jayden Mannisto, as EY break away from CIBC.

As the youth roller hockey program at King’s Sports Centre heads into the final stretch of the Fall season, the teams are settling into position for the semi-finals which will see teams facing off on December 1st and 2nd.

With new coach Kyle Aldrich on board, the teams are stepping it up again this season. Aldrich has just stepped off a pro-roller hockey season in France and previously played for the West Valley College Vikings in California.

Following record-breaking performances by the Cayman roller hockey teams in California, Atlanta and Toronto last season under the direction of Coach Dennis Passchier, Aldrich is stepping it up again.  Along with the new coaching line up, there has been a shift in age categories to accommodate older players and a higher level of play.

Heading into the October school break, teams were fairly evenly matched but with only two rounds of league games to go before the semi-finals, the leaders are pushing ahead on the score board.

In the 8U league, heading into the break there was a three-way tie with Bovell, KPMG and Wheaton Metals each with two wins and four points.  After last weekend’s games, KPMG edged ahead with another win and six points, with Bovell and Wheaton tying and sitting at five points each. Deloitte came from behind with a big win on Saturday, landing at four points in the standings.

In the 12U division, Mourant leads with eight points, with Burger King in second place, trailing by only one point. PWC sits in third place with three points, only one point ahead of Harbour Trust with two points. Anything could happen in this division and it is shaping up to be an exciting semi-final round for this division in a couple of weeks.

The 15U league is impressive with fast-paced, action-packed games. With only two games to go before the finals, Dart leads with seven points and EY and Lightning are tied with three wins and two losses each for six points.  CIBC trails with only one point but this team shouldn’t be discounted as they have the skill and determination to pull a rabbit out of the hat in the finals!

League games will continue at King’s Sports Centre on Friday evenings and Saturdays with semi-finals 1-2 December and finals on 8-9 December.

The league will then break for the holidays and stat up again in January.  The learn-to-skate and intro to hockey programs will also wind up on 9 December, with new sessions starting in January.


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