The Screaming Squirrels won their fourth ice championship last week. It was the first since 2010, and our seventh overall including the roller team. Read more about it on the Screaming Squirrels site.
The Screaming Squirrels won the roller championship on Thursday. It was our third overall but probably our most clear-cut win.
Back in 2003, we had to play a best of three series against the Hurricanes. We easily won the first game, lost the second, but the third was never played due to Hurricane Isabel. Technically, we split the title (with two current teammates).
We won in 2005, but the Hurricanes were upset (1-0 I think) in the semifinals, and they were considered a much better team. After that season, they moved up a level. We were happy to win the title but couldn’t help but think that it would’ve been much tougher had the Hurricanes won.
This year, we only had trouble against one team – The Whale. They lost in the first round. But they were also a lower seen than us, so we didn’t feel too bad when they got knocked out. Plus, we beat the top seed in the finals, 3-2, after going down 2-0. We had lost to that team the first game of the season, then beat them later in the season.
It was the third roller hockey title for the Screaming Squirrels. We also won three in ice. Back 2002, I won a ball hockey championship with three of the other Squirrels on a different team.
After years of avoiding him, I finally decided to get my photo taken with Slapshot, the Washington Capitals’ mascot. He was hanging with us at the Leap Towards a Cure tournament at the Gardens Ice House. I was a volunteer scorekeeper.
The Screaming Squirrels won the ice championship on Sunday with an 8-0 pounding of the Piranhas. It’s our first trophy in four years. I’m happy to say that I was tied for the team lead in assists during the playoffs, which makes up for my lackluster point total during the regular season.
Check out the game story here.
I’m happy to announce that nearly two years after it went down, we’ve re-launched a website for my ice and roller team, the Screaming Squirrels. This time the website is http://www.screamingsquirrelshockey.com as opposed to the same url without the word ‘hockey’ in it. When that domain expired, some idiot bought it and put it up for bid. It expires in April and we’re hoping to get it back because screamingsquirrelshockey is way too long to type.