31 players participated across three events last night, with cameos by Josh N and Jessie D. Great to have an Iron Range and Mankato migration to help us kick off the new year. That's what helps make the MN Monthly great. It becomes an opportunity for players to regularly compete against those from across the state and region.
BYP Results: 14 Teams
1st: Krinkie/Deb PK
2nd: James R/Tristin H
3rd: Ringo/Tom B
Terry S/Steve M
Luke B/Scott L
William W III/John W
Jordan P/Josh B
Gabe G/Roger L
Trevan S/Adarsh K
Steve L/Ben T
Trevan S/Brad D
Former Twin Ports and Thanksgiving Champs Ringo and Bursh gave both our Iron Rangers and Johnny Lott champs a trip to the elimination bracket to put them in the winners bracket final, but 2020 started as the year of the Krinkies.
The bracket seeding threw some tough competition at Twin Cities' elite Foos Family, but they outplayed them all 5-0 for a great start to the 2020 season. Knocked in the loser's bracket in the first round by the Krinkies, James and Tristin won their own five straight to earn their rematch in the final, but the Krinks closed it out
in game 3 of the first set. Nice win, Chad and Deb, and congrats to all the placers in a tough field.
Lott's Revenge DYP Results
Early Bracket - 7 teams
1st: Shaun S/Brad D (DD)
2nd: Ben T/Roger L
3rd: Gabe G/Adarsh K
Mike E/Trevan S
Gene O/Steve L
Jared W/Brad D
Late Bracket - 6 teams
1st: EB/Nate O
2nd: Skip S/Scott L
3rd: Tristin H/Tom B
John W/Dave P
Luke B/William W III
We split the Johnny Lott draw into two separate brackets to prevent delays due to conflicts. It was definitely the right call as things went very smoothly, we had more placers/deeper payouts and both DYP finals wrapped up around or before midnight.
The Lott's Revenge format brings out some of the prettiest and ugliest plays from our players. With set pulls, roll-overs, and more out of the 3-bar equation, it gives strong goalies an opportunity to put shut-down games together, and forwards an opportunity to showcase some more creative and impressive shots. Other times, the key is just to win the slop-battle since goalies are going to be getting a piece of far more shots.
Highlight shots I witnessed:
- John's double-wammy slingshot from pull position
- Wallis' rolling pull frankenstein right out of a pass.
- Dave P three-for-three on long push-kicks.
- EB's pull-kick long. Still the shot to beat in any given Lott's Revenge event.
Congrats to Shaun, Brad, EB and Nate on their wins.
Thank You's -
Thanks to Jimmy, Sue and co for hosting the event, to EB for co-TD-ing and to Jessie, Bill, and Jared for help running the event. Thanks to our special out of town guests (Shaun, Gabe, Trapper, Roger, Trevan, Steve L, Brad D, Trevan, Ringo, and more) for making the trip, and to all the players for shopwing up and making for a great event.
Please contact me if you're interested in being a part of the Winter League as we're still forming teams, and see you at the next Monthly!
- Tues 1/7 League Warm-up at Mort's
- Sat 1/18 Trial Singles and DYP Monthly event at Jimmy's
- Sat 1/25 BYP and DYP in Duluth (standard DYP at Jimmy's)