Some Call It A Sweep, We Call It A Sweep Weekend
The Colorado Select 16 AAA squad played their first two league games against in-state rival U16 Lady Roughriders this past weekend.
Game one was at the Edge in the comfort of the Select home rink. The Select ladies played a tough and physical game against the Rough Riders. The first two periods both teams played a rugged style and though the game was a bit sloppy there was plenty of action. Both teams found the net in the first and second period a lot. A total of seven times between the two teams. After the first two periods the Select ladies had a 4-3 lead. The third period belonged to the Select as they controlled he pace of the game and kept sustained pressure on the Rough Riders. The team scored two more goals and without allowing a goal to take home the first league win of the season, and the home opener. Final score Colorado Select 6 – Lady Rough Riders 3. A great first game for the ladies of the Select 16U AAA team.
Game two would appear to be a tougher set of circumstances as the Select Ladies had to travel early to Superior, Co. and play in hostile territory. The game was played at the newly but unfinished Sports Stable, home of the Lady Rough Riders.
The game started out fast and very physical as both teams tried to establish themselves. The Rough Riders would score the first goal of the game, giving them their first lead of the weekend. The Select would counter with their own goal and then took control of the game by scoring an additional three straight goals. The ladies played a solid team game in all three zones. They dominated the game with unselfish team play. The Select U16 AAA team finished a long and tough weekend playing their best hockey and winning the second game 4-1, thus completing the SWEEP of the in-state rival Lady Rough Riders.
Head Coach Eric Mayhew said "I was very proud of the girls’ intensity and effort this weekend. The girls played hard and battled every shift of every period until the end of the game. It's huge to be able to beat your in-state rival when you play them. We still have some work to do but are moving in the right direction and I can't wait to see how far we can grow as a team and the players develop as athletes on the ice."
Assistant coach David Fromm said "The girls played a very complete style of hockey and held one another accountable, and supported one another, mistakes and all. It was great to see these young ladies and high-level athletes sacrifice and compete for the team and the program. I am very proud of all of them. I am looking forward to seeing how they all evolve this season"
Congratulations to all of the Select U16 AAA team for a two-win weekend, and playing at a very high level of compete. Next up for the Select U16 AAA team is Minnesota NIT CCM Invite.
Colorado AAA U16 Select Schedule in MN
Oct. 21st Friday, Blaine, MN 850pm Fogerty Ice Rink vs Team Wisconsin #14
Oct. 22nd Saturday, Blaine, MN 1220pm Fogerty Ice Rink vs Madison Capitals #24
Oct. 22nd Saturday, Blaine, MN 820pm Fogerty Ice Rink vs Elite Royal MN #21
Oct. 23rd Sunday, Blaine, MN 1115am Fogerty Ice Rink vs CYA #15