Monday, August 09, 2010
Indians Advance to WMBL Championship
If there was any discrepancy as to who the WMBL Champions were heading into the season, hopefully all doubt will be erased this year.
The Indians finished off a spent Okotoks Dawgs team with a convincing 12-4 win last night in to take out their nemesis three-games-to-one in the best of five.
The Dawgs, some would say "the boardroom champions of 2009", were awarded the league title after a ruling from the league when the WMBL ran out of time to complete last year's championship.
They were tied 1-1 with Melville at the time.The Dawgs were later named champions after a board room decision. Melville apparently had one illegal player on their roster.
Okotoks claimed players had to get back to their U.S. colleges and they couldn't play a game three. They reportedly wanted no part of a game three showdown, rather they would settle for co-champions.
However (pic below), they still all had time to go home and throw a party which the players all attended complete with their championship t-shirts.
This year, the boardroom will be left out of it as the Indians advance to play the winner of the Regina/Moose Jaw series which will feature a fifth and deciding game tonight.
Regina and Moose Jaw have played an entertaining series. The Indians will likely host the winner Wednesday night in game one of the WMBL Championship series. Personally I'm pulling for Moose Jaw. It would be good to see two old SMBL teams battle it out.
For more details on Cody Eakin's superb World Junior Development camp, check out TSN's World Junior site. A couple of videos on the right hand side with some clips of Cody.