OFC GAME PREVIEW: Hamilton hopes to grow winning streaks

Ticats looking to redeem last season playoff lost to Gryphons

The Hamilton Varsity Ticats have been rolling early into their season. The Varsity team is seeking its third straight win Friday night while the Junior Varsity team will hope to start a winning streak with a win against the Guelph Junior Gryphons. Although it’s going only going to be the third game into the season this game will hold a special place in the heart of the Ticats because it’s a chance at redemption after last season’s playoff exit against Guelph.

The Ticats still remember the sting of defeat against Guelph and hope that a win on home turf will help relieve it. Junior Varsity coach is hoping that his Junior Varsity team will not dwell too much on the past and instead come out strong, ready to fight and more importantly, leave with a huge win.

“We lost to Guelph in the playoffs last year.  We’d like to play them hard and come out with a physical win” said McCallum.

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Coach McCallum hopes that his young group can build off their most recent win against the Twin-Cities Predators and be ready to fight a big team. He hopes that by getting a win Friday night that his team will continue to grow quickly and make sure that they change the ending of last season’s playoffs. McCallum also added that his team is a lot of grade nine starters but with the team he has in front of him but very confident his team has what it takes to win it at home.

“Our defence is really strong this year.  But I would have to say that this is team with unity and character.  These attributes make it a pleasure to coach” Said McCallum.

McCallum was very proud of his team’s effort in their game in Waterloo and the fact that they finished very strong for such a young team, he hopes that they can keep that strength and play even better.

Above all else, the Ticats will be looking to show the Gryphons that they’re stronger, bigger, faster and won’t go down without a fight. The two teams play Friday night at eight at Ron Joyce Stadium in Hamilton.

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