Fans your 2011-2012 Frozen four teams:
The 4pm game on Friday will have the Sylvania Northview Wild Cat's playing against the Olentangy Liberty Pioneers. This is the Cat's first ever defense of the state championship title. The Cats currently have 159 goals for and 65 against and are the number one team. Their 3-2 come back win last evening over former #1 Toledo St. Johns was a display grit and determination. The winning culture at Sylvania Northview and the year round dedication those players have to school and the sport is what won them the day and this title defense. They look in every way to have come together as a team. A team that will successfully defend their title.
The Pirates joined the dance with a masterful victory over the wave riders at Holy Name! Out of any team in this frozen four the Pirates have had the most difficult voyage. Playing Lake Wood, Padua, Ignatius and Holy Name. They now again, have to have their ship squared away to do battle with the Red Raiders in the 1pm game. The Raiders are a team I started liking three seasons ago. Seeing what was likely to filter in to their program, the experience and cool, calm approach of Bartly I felt Shaker was ripe to start some runs. Just as I feel Bowing Green is again in play in the next couple seasons. I firmly believe that this all Public Final can thank in large part the hard economic times, that are being thrust upon us an out of control elected class. But we are talking the politics of hockey here, not how both political parties have robbed the American people of earned wealth and the opportunity to earn wealth. Shakers ride to the frozen four has not been easy at all, so dont let my respect for the Pirates fool you. Beating Mentor, Walsh and U.S. is no simply task. Especially in a year where there was so much parity in Cleveland. Yet this is how it works. Ever so slowly, steadily the tides turn. Unnoticeable to all but the most scrutinizing. We are seeing not the shift in the tides, but the effect of the tides having turned. Lastly we have Liberty. The token team from Columbus. Another product of the PC everyone's a winner mentality that is hurting the sport. The State needs to adopt a system that ensures the best 4 teams in the state are in the frozen four, not the geographically correct four. Its sport for crip sake. Its about earning your place at the table. To do that we have to eliminate this guy