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Dundalk Tyke Blue: Talk of the Town....of Paisley
Submitted By mbroderick on Sunday, February 3, 2013
Dundalk Tyke Blue took their act on the road, up to Paisley, Ontario for a tournament, playing brand new teams that have made their mark in the WOAA.  Coming from the Georgian Triangle Hockey League, it is important for Dundalk teams to look at the competition in other areas to accurately guage their progress.  As it turned out, the entire tournament was talking about one team....Dundalk Tyke Blue.

Some of the superlatives about the Dundalk team today:
Mildmay parent "Wow, we thought we have a good team, your team just outplayed us at every part of the game."
Arran-Elderslie Coach "That Dundalk team plays positional hockey, like no other tyke team I have seen."
Walkerton "We are 2-0 but we have Dundalk next, they are very strong."
Random Fan "What are they doing in Dundalk to create players like that, they all skate well."
There were many other comments about the Dundalk team over the course of the tournament. 
After a snowy drive up, the Dundalk team played against a very inexperienced Tiverton team to start the tournament.  Tiverton coaches are doing great things with their team but they ran into a very experienced Blue.  First shift set the tone with the Aidan/Aiden attack, as each player had 2 goals.  Some highlights in that first game include Aidan B scoring 9 points, Aiden M with 6 goals, Dante with 6 points.  More important, after many chances, Wylie Ferris scored his first goal of his career....as if that was not enough, he added two more goals to score his first hatrick at the same time.  The balance of the team never ends as Keegan MacPherson also scored his first career goal and added a second very quickly after the first.  Perhaps one day those pucks will be on show at the Hockey Hall of Fame.
In game 2, Blue faced a Mildmay team that had been winning most of their games and coming from an organization with a huge winning record, they came to the tournament with high expectations.  This game began with both teams feeling each other out and Mildmay showing that they can skate with Blue.  Dundalk Blue played one of their best games of the season as they played a strong position game, moved the puck forward and got the puck to the net.  Early in the game, Aidan Broderick showed high skills carrying the puck and then feeding Aiden M with a sweet pass (and Aiden made no mistake) and going coast to coast scoring a pretty five hole goal.  A couple of goals were scored that likely should have been stopped and Keegan MacPherson stood tall on the net stopping three breakaways.  In the end, Blue pulled away, winning the game
9-0. 
Finally, in the third game, clearly a tournament final with the two best teams in the tournament, Blue faced Walkerton Red, a team that does not see their end of the ice often.  Tyke Blue showed the tired legs of an entire day spent in arena and got down 2-0 early in the game.  After a few changes in positions and Aiden McKibbon showing true leadership in asking to play some defense, Blue looked like they were turning the game around.  McKibbon scored the first Blue goal of the game, on a nice play from Jimmy Stevens.  Shortly after the first goal, Aidan Broderick moved the puck up to Dante who made a nice individual effort to take the puck from the red line right to the goal.  Brody Verbeek, playing solid defense as usual, found a seam in the Walkerton defense, went coast to coast and scored the go ahead goal.  In the next shift, Aiden M highlighted an all star performance by winning a race to the puck against a very strong skater and made no mistake.  Walkerton cut the lead to one with less than six minutes left but with the exceptional defense by Aiden M, Aidan B, Brody and Quentin, Dundalk Blue was able to hold onto a 4-3 win.
Overall, the team was phenomenal all day and showed that they were the best team in the tournament, living up to the talk of fans, coaches and organizers.  What was not questioned, is the overall team work by this exceptional hockey team as all members contributed over the course of the day.  Keegan MacPherson continues to grow his skills at a steady rate in net, Brody does an admirable job too.  Aidan Broderick is a stalwart defenseman,finding his puckhandling skills to show many two way skills but being the guy that shuts down opponents stars continues to be his claim to fame....and he can flat out skate!!  Wyatt Goheen plays everywhere, defense, wing, centre and just works hard to help the team be successful.  Quentin Welsh's defense is about an excellent mind as he often ensures that he puts the puck into safe locations.  Dante Hannivan has a shot that highlights the hard work he always puts into the game but showed some serious moves on goaltenders today too.  Aiden McKibbon is a goal hawk, always being the guy to put the puck in the net when Blue needs it most.  His two way game is developing as he is always the first forward to come back and help out on the defensive end.  There is a new Jimmy Stevens on the team as this player has found the net and wants more.  He works hard, moves the puck, goes to the net and is really showing his skills.  Joshua Broderick has flashes of brilliance.  He is the often the best dressed player on the team, has a small stature and then he skates...boy can he skate, when he wants to.  Brody Verbeek is a strong goaltender, strong forward but his defensive play on defense is excellent for a seven year old...wait, is he only six??? Wow!!  First year tyke and already a lot of the work load placed on his shoulders.  Amber Rice, what can be said about a second year player that skates as hard as she does, works harder than anyone on the team and learns fast.  Amber's career looks very bright, many goals are coming and she will have a spectacular career.  Wylie Ferris always wins the race to the puck, has a strong shot and passes to his teammates as often as he can, also a first year tyke, looking good for the future. Chase Tester, maybe the most talked about player for Blue at the tournament....why?? Because of his improvement over the past two months.  After spending only two months with the Dundalk Blue coaches, Tester is already skating twice as fast, turns are looking good and is feeling confident in carrying the puck.  Chase represents what Tyke hockey is all about, introduction into hockey and skill development.   
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