‘Twas the Night Before the Championship….

‘Twas the night before the ‘Ship,

And at Campion Rink,

Not a player was stirring,

As Coach Dodds said “Just think,

Of all that must happen,

To beat the Blue Hawks,

And at the top of the list,

… to stay out of the box.

(Next 3 rhyming game plan paragraphs added after the game)

(Puck movement is key,
And we must look for backdoor,
With quick shots on net,
We are certain to score.

We must also pass to our D,
And get shots from the point,
Then hunt for big rebounds,
To light up the joint.

But most important of all,
To achieve our shared dream,
We must backcheck like crazy,
And play D as a team.”)

With a game plan in place,

The players gave a big cheer,

Then hit the ice with a purpose,

Another state title would be theirs.

Drills were completed,

The team was ready for glory,

So Coach Dodds called a break,

To tell them “The Story.”

The Story

Be focused and smart,

And never give up,

If you want to win tomorrow,

And lift the NH Championship cup.

We’ve had 19 games to date

All but two we did win,

Scrims against Essex, Bellows Free

And Spaulding to begin.

With a strong start and hard work,

We were able to see

The ways of success,

And paths to victory.

So tonight on the Eve

Of the Championship Game,

There’s a story to tell

Of our multi year aim,

We have Honored Tradition,

Every time we have played,

And Leave No Doubt

We will be Better Tomorrow Than Today,

For this year’s theme,

An idea that resonates,

Is that while players move on,

Tradition Never Graduates.

TNG is our guide,

We will play our best,

To add to the legacy,

And leave our own mark of success.

Now BOLAND, now KABLE, now MORHUN, and BARTON!

On RICHARD! On ALEXANDER! On LAYCOCK!

To the top!

On WAGNER , on LEE and TAUBE!

GARDNER and TYSINGER,

LYONS, MYERROSE, MACCORMICK, MCNAMARA and CURTIS, and…. Certainly…. YEGIAN!

After coach Dodd’s story,

And the last drills were done,

The seniors exclaimed,

“It’s time for some fun!”

Mahler went in,

With whoops and a scream

Her slick glide and spirit,

Made the whole team beam!

Sylvie came next,

With a very smooth stride,

She picked up good speed,

And had a nice long slide.

Brittany jumped up,

And was number two,

And this future Warrior,

Went sliding right through.

Leslie was ready,

With her super quick feet,

That Tiger proudly slid,

Down the tunneled sheet.

Sarah was fourth,

With her long-legged stride,

That soon to be bobcat

Stretched out her slide.

JJ was focused,

And wanted to excel,

So she sprinted with vigor

And slid  furthest of all.

Clare was next,

And with her incredible speed,

This Gull flew so far,

She took over the lead.

Maddie was last,

And had a huge smile,

That Panther is so fast,

She slid nearly a mile.

Our seniors worked hard ,

And made sure it was fun.

They’ve honored tradition,

The tunnel is now done.

And now, all,  hear this team’s hallowed stick banging cheer,

 the growing rhythm— mounting and steady,

 Good Luck, Marauders!

Onward!…. To the ‘Ship….You are ready!