Sunday, March 6, 2011

A helluva season!

Round of 16
Comets 0- Morris Knolls 6

Well, there is not much to say. Our kids did all they could. They knew going into the game it was going to be a tough one. It was a very emotional night for both the parents and the kids.
About the game ... well Morris Knolls is a very good team. They moved the puck with precision. No player held onto the puck for more than a second or two before a precise pass was made. They cycled like crazy. The Comets did all the could to keep up with them but it just wasn't enough.
The Comets did improve as the game went on, they even started to put some serious pressure on MK mid way through the second period. But a couple of tip in goals and it was a 0-5 game. MK managed to put one more in during the 3rd to make the final score 0-6.
It was a tough night, that I think left a lot of fans thinking "what if ..." But all that aside, we are all very proud of our kids. Especially the seniors, who, in their 4 years with the team, had help the team reach some accomplishments that had never been done before. They (and their parents) will truly be missed. We wish them all the best as they start looking towards their lives after high school!
As a side note, even though there are 8 players leaving, it in no way means it's time to throw the arms up in the air and give up. There is still a lot of heart on this team, especially with some of the younger players. This team has some very large shoes to fill, and they will all have to step up to the task to show that the heart of this team is still beating!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Comets win in first round in States!!!

Comets 4 - Marlboro 3

Comets win in overtime! Yup, they won! This is the first time they made it past the first round of states in a long time, or possibly ever! What a game. Comets jumped out to a 2-1 lead in the first, but then watched that lead slowly slip away. Facing a 2-3 deficit, the Comets managed to tie the game halfway through the 3rd period. Onto Overtime!

Marlboro had a ton of shots in OT, and the Comets were almost out of gas! Legs dragging, I believe it was Mike who managed to push a pass up to an exhausted Matt C, who gave everything to skate past the defense and blast a shot past the Marlboro goalie! Nice win.

Now it is time to rest. The Comets will face the #2 seed Morris Knolls on Thursday. Hope to see as many of you as possible on Thursday!

Well, the league playoffs didn't go so well ...

Comets 3 - St. Joes 6

Well, not much to say. Joe Camporeale wrote a good recap for the Chronicle. Comets played well, but just not for the entire game. They lost in the first round of the league playoffs. Now the efforts are turned to the States! Good luck team!