Team A vs. Team B6 Jul 2009 / Paul Epps
My son and I are leaving Wednesday night for Toronto where his 16-and-under team, the Devil Dogs, is playing in the NARCh roller hockey tournament.
Do the Dogs have a chance to contend?
Short answer: I don’t know. That’s why they play the games.
Longer answer: They’re in a round-robin bracket with teams from New York, Canada and two teams from Michigan. If you get through the round-robin games and into the single-elimination rounds, anything can happen.
Let’s say Team A is good enough to beat Team B 9 games out of 10, or even 99 games out of 100. There’s still that one game that Team B wins, and in single elimination, that’s all you need.
Whether that’s good news or bad news depends on whether you’re Team A or Team B.