It’s playoff season!
From Friday, March 3 to Sunday, March 5 the Muskoka Parry Sound Local League (MPSLL) playoffs will take place for divisions from U9 to U18.
The U8 Division will have its MPSLL Year End Jamboree the following weekend on Saturday, March 11.
The playoffs will be held by division at Muskoka Parry Sound Local League centres throughout the region.
Check here for further information including division, pool, brackets and game times on the central MPSLL site.
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Allen Markle says
I remember how important it was to me, when I was the one running my butt off on the arena floor; to be part of a team. I say running, because I never could skate very well, maybe not even that well. So I was a lacrosse player.
I appreciated going to the arena to watch our lacrosse and hockey teams in action. Still do, but it was my children and now my grandchildren I watch. Along with the children and grandchildren of those I grew up and played sports with. It was a rush to be on the floor when the crowd erupted. I know how those young athletes feel.
I refereed when asked, preferring the youngest groups. They were easier to keep track of. There was generally ten of them in a cluster, all chopping at the ball. Very little running to do. Unless the ball got kicked down the floor. The mob and I would follow.
So now I like being in the crowd, cheering, yelling and shouting instructions. I also find time to admonish some questionable calls by the refs. And coaching from the stands.
I’ve been asked what do I know about coaching and I can reply that I have watched the Leafs. I know about coaching! Before the ‘Poo Poo’ing starts, I have watched the Leafs win the cup!!! 4 times. Back in the 60’s. I know that’s going back a way, but so do I.
Huntsville has a fabulous sport venue in our Canada Summit Centre, and there are lots of young enthusiasts to pass, shoot and score, all for our entertainment. So get out there and acknowledge their efforts. Feel free to cheer and grant or concede good effort.
The ice is still in so there is still some hollering left to be done.
And for all those players, someone already said it I know, but “Keep your stick on the ice.”
Play hard, play fair, but make them wish you hadn’t come.