Sunday, October 25, 2015

Floor hockey tournament

On Saturday, St. Peter's Lutheran School made the journey to St. John's Lutheran School in Westland for the annual floor hockey tournament.  With a small squad coming from St. Peter's, I don't know if anyone had many expectations for St. Peter's.  Nonetheless, St. Peter's did have mainly 8th graders playing, so we thought that might produce some results.

The first game was tight -- a 2-1 loss to the 7th grade team from St. Paul's, Livonia.  We won the next contest 10-1 against Peace, Livonia.  The results were tallied from all the morning contests and teams were slotted for the playoff rounds.

St. Peter's won their first playoff match against St. Paul's, Livonia 8th graders in tight 2-0 match.  As the playoff brackets lined up, that put St. Peter's in the championship game vs. the home town St. John's Leopards.

Philip took the opening face-off and broke into the St. John's zone for a quick score.  St. Peter's was up 1-0 within the first 15 seconds of the game.  As it turned out, that goal was incredibly important, as it was the only one St. Peter's scored all game.  St. John's hit the tying goal with about 3 minutes left in the game.  We went to a shoot out.

St. Peter's hit three goals, and John Lovell came up BIG in St. Peter's net blocking the St. John's attempts.  The last St. John's attempt was dangerously close to a goal (photo below).  St. Peter's came home as floor hockey champs for 2015.  Way to go, Eagles!

Photos below.

This was just before Philip scored a goal less than 15 seconds into the championship goal.
It was St. Peter's only goal until the shoot out.
St Peter's first goal of the shoot out.
2015 Floor Hockey Champs!