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Franco Cite wins AA boys Ofsaa

2014 / 11 / 25

Over the weekend the forecast in Dryden was one of upset and shock. A storm of Fauçons were brewing and they were going to dominate the landscape like no other.The AA championships have long been the playground of the Eden Flyers and Coach Albino Pierrera (An ofsaa record 7 consecutive championships coming into this tournament). The Flyers knew their meeting of destiny would happen in the finals. They were no strangers to les boys from Franco Cité.

Lead by Mav alumnus and Master Coach Thierry Lavigne, the team in Green and White arrived in Dryden seeking to avenge a pair of earlier losses to Eden in their own tournament on the Halloween weekend. A roster filled with many current and former Maverick players les Fauçons made quick work of 5 other opponents (including Bronze Medalists L'Escale and Mav alum Xavier Demers ) en-route to their date with the Flyers in the final. While Head Coach Lavigne was concerned that the play of his team as less than inspirational up to this point as they easily outscored opponents with a complete team contribution. 

The Finals would be a show of epic proportion and a nail biter for the parents who were able to watch via internet streaming. This match between two titanic programs did not disappoint, a see-saw battle brought the final to a fifth and deciding set in Dryden- where the Eden run had started 8 years earlier- with not fear in their hear the plucky group from Alta-Vista survived an epic 15-12 decision.

Congratulations to current Alex GandolfiniBennett Mortimore and Mathieu Utting for their incredible accomplishment in winning Ofsaa. The team is mostly in grade 11 and there are several members of this weekend's gold medal winning 16U Longhorns attending Franco, so the future looks bright. 

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