Roanoke Express Bantam B Travel
The Liberty Cup
January 16-18, 2016
The Roanoke Express Bantams participated in The Liberty Cup Tournament over MLK weekend in suburban Philadelphia, PA. The Bantams finished the tournament with a 1-1-2 record and captured 3rd place in the 5 team tournament. Job well done, bantams!
Roanoke Express Peewee A Travel
The Music City Cup
January 15-17, 2016
The Roanoke Express Peewees participated in The Music City Cup Tournament over MLK weekend in Nashville, TN. The Peewee Express defeated the Indian Hills Winter Club from Denison, OH in the finals by a 3-2 score in sudden death overtime. The Express won the game despite never leading until notching the winning goal less than one minute into OT. The Express completed the tournament with a 4-1-0 record defeating teams from Illinois, Michigan and Ohio to bring home the championship banner. Super work, Peewees! Click here to view the videos from the peewees games.
Wednesday, January 13th
-- Lower House Championship --
The #2 seeded Lancers used late goals from Maddox Haskins and Paxton Ayers to take down the #1 seeded and regular season champion Vipers. The teams has played a number of close games during the regular season and this one was no different. The game was only decided deep in the third period after a back and forth battle. Congratulations are due to the Champion Lancers and all teams who participated in the Lower House League this season. All teams were quite even and the kids developed noticeably over the course of the season. We look forward to seeing what the 2016-2017 season holds for the Lower House League
Wednesday, January 13th
-- Upper House Championship --
The White team defeated the Black squad by an 8-7 count. Right out of the gate, the White team charged out to a 4 - 0 lead. The Black team whittled away at the White lead ultimately scoring 5 unanswered goals to take the lead. The balance of the game was back and forth with the White sweaters netting the game winning goal with less than three minutes remaining in the contest. Black kept up the pressure with multiple quality scoring opportunities in the final minutes. The White team held fast to secure the win and the Upper House League championship for 2015-2016. It was a great finish to the Upper House League season!
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