Jr. StreetKings’ Season Ends with Late-Game Heroics

By: Colby Dorris

June 3, 2013

HERNANDO, Miss.—Since early April, the players in the Jr. StreetKings Roller Hockey League had been battling for one thing: the Spring Championships.

A season that began with 15 first time players, ended with the excitement everyone could hope for. Led by Landon Ellis’ five goals and two assists, the Sharks won the Jr. StreetKings Spring 2013 Championship over the Predators 11-8. The Jr. StreetKings saw a 52% increase in registration from 31 players in the fall season to 47 in the spring.

The first round of the playoffs began with late-game heroics by the Predators’ Samuel McLeane, who notched the game-winning goal as time expired against the Warriors to give the Predators a spot in the championship game. The 8-7 loss sent the Warriors to the consolation game where they awaited the loser of Boomer’s vs. Sharks. The Sharks’ Colton Cleary chose the perfect time to score his first career goal as it sealed his team’s trip to the championship game with an 8-6 win and sent Boomer’s to the consolation game.

After Boomer’s knocked off the Warriors for 3rd place, the championship game featured non-stop action as the Sharks and Predators battled for the top spot. As the final period ticked away, the Sharks held off the Predators to take the game, 11-8, and claim their place atop the Spring 2013 season as champions.

The Jr. StreetKings Roller Hockey League is directed by Josh Herbert and is for boys and girls ages 3-14. Registration for the Summer 2013 League is open now through June 24, 2013. Participation is $100 and each player must supply his or her own skates, helmet, pads and stick (Scholarships are Available). The Summer League is July 1-August 30.

The Jr. StreetKings will hold a free Learn to Play Camp from June 24-June 27 at the Hernando Civic Center Roller Rink. No experience is necessary. For more information go to www.jrstreetkings.com or find us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/JrStreetKings). For questions or to sign up please contact Josh Herbert at josh@riverkings.com.

Be sure to keep up with the Mississippi RiverKings on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MississippiRiverKings) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/RiverKings).

About the Mississippi RiverKings

The Mississippi RiverKings are supported by their community partners, season ticket holders, fans, and by program-related investments of the Maddox Foundation, an independent private foundation based in Hernando, Miss. To find out more about the RiverKings, call 662.342.1755 or visit www.riverkings.com. 

Jr. StreetKings Championship
Photo Credit: Michael Street.
Landon Ellis, 7, of the Sharks hits the floor for the Jr. StreetKings championship game on Wednesday May 29, 2013 at the Hernando Civic Center.

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