Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The Death of Q

Nation,

According to many excellent sources, the open team Q will not be in operation. Marcel Aubut sold the team to Colorado investors... oh wait, that was Les Nordiques. The core of its players will join a coed team with sights set on medaling at nationals in Calgary.

Both Ottawa teams have had excellent rivalries with Q. They have always been fast. They've always played hard. They were a team one could easily respect. They also had wicked blue jerseys for years, but I'm just rambling (Ps- Send me a spare blue Q jersey boys!).

This is the first year after a worlds qualifying nationals, and we're seeing many different strategies being put in place by teams and cities. Q's decision to fold and join a coed team with comp women's players is very similar to Ottawa's Bytown Flatball Club experience.

BFC had a great year, and brought coed success to Ottawa that has not been seen for a very long time. Sadly, they had a meltdown at Ontario regionals lost in the CUC finals and UPA regionals. An excellent team with great talent for the division, but left without reaching their goals/potential.

Do teams built from open/womens to quickly win in coed have a chance? Or, do these teams underestimate the division and the need to build as a team?

In 2008, Can you put together a national level winner in one year?

1 comment:

streeter said...

Team Fisher Price is all open / womens players who never play mixed other than nationals or worlds.