It wasn’t exactly how they wanted their season to officially end, but the Central Cyclones did the best they could after being knocked out of contention in 2A boys provincials in Warman. They lost a close 1-0 game to Regina O’Neill in their opening match and then won their next two games against Warman and Yorkton Sacred Heart.
“I thought our defence was pretty sharp as a team and our goaltending was good. However, we were disjointed offensively,” explained Cyclones coach Mike DeCorby. “We once again left a lot of opportunities out there.”
DeCorby was a little worried after the team dropped the first game, but the Cyclones responded and played with pride.
“I was a little worried after losing that first game and how we would finish after that,” he said. “We didn’t want to finish last and we had some pride.”
After a season that saw them finish first overall in the league and a silver medal, the Cyclones just couldn’t get things going offensively for most of the season.
“I don’t think we practiced well enough all season to get better offensively. We had some raw materials there with some players, but in terms of just connecting as a team and attacking as a team, we never really improved that much,” explained DeCorby. “I think I was hoping for more. From my own standpoint, I think there was some potential to get more.”
Despite the lack of focus in practice on the offence side of the game, the Cyclones are still happy with their performance throughout the season.
“I thought the attitude on the field was good and there I was some players I was extremely happy with their development.”