Congratulations to our PeeWee AA team, the 2019-2020 Silver Stick West Chester Regional Champions. With the championship, they have earned an invitation to the Silver Stick International Finals to be held in Port Huron, Michigan.
There was a very competitive field with teams from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. After the first three of four games in pool play, the Royals had a 2-1 record - along with two other teams. A win in their final game woudn't be enough. The Royals would need to win and win big - by seven goals to be assured of a spot in the finals. The Royals entered that last pool game with a determination, focus, and a sense of purpose that was remarkable. Midway through the third period, the Royals scored to make the score 6-0. The problem next was a now continuous running clock came into effect with a six goal lead. The entire team stepped up their energy and found a way to score the necessary seventh goal while shutting out their opponents. Wow!
After qualifying for the final, the Royals maintained their determination and won the championship against a very strong Red Bank Generals team by a score of 5-2.
Throughout the tournament, the Royals played as a unit. Of course it starts with outstanding defense and goaltending which created opportunities for the centers and forwards to generate scoring chances. A collective team effort, all 13 position players contributed with at least a goal or an assist during the five games. The amazing play of netminder Trey Prozillo must also be noted as he left opponents and fans in disbelief all weekend with his numerous saves.
Congratulations to our Royals and on to Michigan!