August 8, 2006
What a Great
Last night the Junior
Lynx came up on the short end of a 9-7 score in the
elimination round of the Junior Canadian National
Championships. While many hearts fell when we heard the
news no one can dispute that this has been a very
successful year for this team. They lost only three
regular season games and won three tournaments. They
also were the dominate team during the provincial
tournament outscoring the opposition 94 - 5.
During the team's
warm-up, as anyone can attest, they are flawless. Their
in-and-out drill looked more like a staged production
than a warm up for a game. They were fun to watch and we
all enjoyed watching them.
However most of all, we
as an organisation have to be proud at the way that
these young men have handled themselves during the year
and during the National tournament. The information that
I'm getting from Lethbridge, AB and the billeting
parents is that these young men have been a class act
all the way through the tournament. While I'm sure their
parents have had something to do with this I think the
coaching staff of, Carey Ashton, David Goldberg, and Jan
Sauvé-Frankel have had some positive influences on these
young men as well. Great job guys!!!
I'm sure the experience
these guys have had will be something they will remember
for the rest of their lives. They have had a chance to
see another part of the country and to make new friends
abroad. When all is said and done, this was a great
season for the Junior Lynx. It will be something that
they and others will talk about for years to come. A
behalf of the NDG Baseball executive and fans from all
over, thanks for allowing us to come along for the ride.
It was a blast!!!