Freeze Weekly Update
The Freeze Bantam LA team continues its push for the playoffs!
Entering the weekend with just three points out of the final playoff spot with two games in hand, the Freeze need points out of every game. On Saturday, the Ashburn Xtreme came to town, looking to sweep the season series. The XTreme scored 26 seconds into the game, but it was all Freeze the rest of the way, out-shooting Ashburn 29-19 en-route to a 4-2 victory, securing the series split.
Sunday brought Montgomery Blue to Skate Frederick. The first place Blue Devils had the swagger of a team that had beaten the Freeze, 7-2, in early December. Only now it's February, and this is a different Frederick team. The Freeze out-shot the Blue Devils 26-25 in a physical, tight-checking game that ended 0-0.
The Freeze picked up 3 of a possible 4 points, and now sit 2 points out of a playoff spot with two games to play! Let's go Freeze!
PEE WEE LA
The Freeze LA team had two more league wins this weekend. Saturday we hosted the Montgomery Blue Devils. Montgomery came out early to score the first goal, but then the Freeze came back with five unanswered goals to win 5-1.
Sunday, we traveled to Haymarket, VA to play the Piedmont Predators. Piedmont came out early also to score the first goal, but then the Freeze scored four to end the first period 4-1. The Freeze continued with great passing and team work to keep the lead throughout the game, winning 10-4. Special recognition goes to Tristan Golden for securing a hat trick.
PEE WEE B
The Pee Wee B boys added to their win streak to make it 9 in a row against two of their most challenging league opponents this past weekend. Saturday, the boys stunned Reston 12UB in a 3-1 road win. They then set their sights on a quick Potomac 12UB team who were seeking revenge against the only team they have lost to all season. Potomac scored quickly and then held the Freeze goalless in the first period. With tenacity and grit, the boys changed the momentum of the game and found the back of the net four times in the final two periods. The match up ended with a 4-2 road win for the Freeze. Ty Yuhas had a hat trick.
This weekend UA team split two CBHL road games. Saturday, the Freeze traveled to Richmond to take on the Generals. A noticeable lack of chemistry in the lines and defense, unquestionably due to the missing three players, abetted to the Freeze falling behind early. As the game progressed, the boys began to find each other but could not mount a comeback falling 6-2.
Sunday brought the Squirts to Potomac for a rematch with the Patriots. Like previous matches, it was hard fought and went down to the final minutes. The boys knew going in they would be without key players due to illness, and responded with tenacity and toughness for a satisfying 3-1 win.