The exciting ride, that was his first year coaching in a new city, has soaked in. LaSalle native Kyle Makaric took a moment to reflect on a stop and go season that ended with his Ottawa Jr. Senators team hoisting a championship trophy.
"When we got back things picked up where they left off fuelling us to a 1st place regular season finish and then went 12-1 in the playoffs to capture the Bogart Cup."
The Jr. Sens were the runaway winners during the regular season finishing 26-points ahead of the next best team in the Central Canada Hockey League with a 43-8-2-2 record. They were equally impressive during the playoffs sweeping the Hawksbury Hawks in the final.
Makaric and his squad qualified for the 50th edition of the Centennial Cup in Estevan, Saskatchewan. The Jr. Senators went 1-1-0-2 and finished 4th in their group.
"It makes our returning players that much hungrier and will certainly motivate them over the course of their off season workouts.
"Personally, I learned a ton this year from this opportunity and the memories and experiences. Can’t wait to get back there and start the hunt for another championship."