Thursday September 27, 2018 – The Americans 2008 team has qualified for the E9. The squad came out with 4 wins and 1 time in BHL Parity play topping the Glades 16-1, Rifles 9-3, 95 Giants 4-2, Seahawks 10-1 and tying the Patriots 3-3.
The 2008’s wrapped up this past weekend play with a 3-3 tie with the 95 Giants and a close 3-2 loss to the Jr. Railers.
Head Coach Bob MacCurtain shared his thoughts on his team and their performance so far.
“Our kids are off to a great start. They are having a lot of fun and getting better every time we step on the ice. I am excited to watch them all develop over the course of the season. They seem to get along really well.”
The team prepares to face off against the Wizards on Saturday and the Warriors on Sunday to hopefully earn their first E9 play win of the season.
The Americans 2010 squad also qualified for E9 play with 3 wins and a tie in BHL Parity play topping the Seahawks, Lovell Knights and Avalanche and tying Springfield. The 2010 squad has come out flying with two E9 wins under their belt defeating the Springfield Rangers 3-1 and the Jr. Railers 13.5.
Head Coach Greg McLean shared his thoughts on how the team has come together so far.
“The team is composed of great teammates and competitive kids. I’m thrilled with their approach to practice at such a young age. I’ve seen them all improve over the short period of time we’ve been together.
There’s a high level of respect and support in the locker room and on the bench and that ultimately reflects the success we’re having on the ice. The E9 is a competitive league and the competition will be challenging for our players but they’ve shown the willingness to bring their best for both in and off the ice.
I want to develop respectful players who understand it’s a game and win lose or draw we play with pride. They’ve hit the mark on all three. I’m looking forward to seeing these players continue to improve and play the game with the fearlessness we encourage them to play with.
Mistakes happen we’ll make our share but if we can support their development and encourage the willingness these players will be able to achieve their goals.”
The 2010’s will look to edge out the Magic on Saturday and the Chiefs on Sunday to continue the win streak.