Before the game the team celebrated last year's accomplishments including the recognition of Scott Langer as the 2009-2010 NAHL General Manager of the Year. Little did we know at the time that was almost the only celebrating the fans and team would get to do this weekend.
The Roadrunners fought hard but lost in overtime on Friday and got totally shutout on Saturday. In my opinion this wasn't a case where the better team won, neither team looked exceptional, there were just individual efforts that combined with poor officiating to swing the points into the Win column for the Tornado.
The goals given up by both Eric Rohrkemper and Rasmus Tirronen were not spectacular and occurred mostly due to a lack of defense on the RoadRunners part. I believe that part of this was due to the fact that the Runners were timid, especially on Friday, due to the officiating. There were several questionable calls and many more missed calls that would've penalized the Tornado and changed the tempo of the game.
The boys will just have to bounce back from this, use it as a learning experience and push forward into the future. Here's looking at the rest of the season and earning our way into the Robertson Cup tournament instead of being there as the result of being the host team.