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Jaxx Summer Wrap Up

08/03/2012, 5:54pm CDT
By Bobby Shogren

Jaxx finish successful summer


Jaxx Go 4-1-1 at Concordia

The two Jaxx teams played well at the Lake Michigan Classic at Concordia University in Mequon WI.  

Jaxx Blue defeated Concordia's Falcon Blue and Team One Red Orange (again).  The last game against New Wave U19 ended with an uncertain score-- either as a tie or a loss by one.  

Jaxx White defeated New Wave U17 and another True Lacrosse U17 Indiana team but lost to Westside.

Rosemount''s Moulier and Lakeville North's Wilson rode on the Jaxx bus and played for the (Concordia) Team Falcon team.

Coaches for this trip were St. John's Derek Daehn and Brennen Harrington.

Special thanks to all of the parents that helped on the trip and a special thank you to the Holland family for doing the food and towel runs.

Jaxx Storm the Lake Michigan Shores ... Blue Team Five Games - Five Wins

2011 Jaxx Blue fall team following their final win on Sunday morning. Other Jaxx players also played on Blue were still playing for White when this picture was taken.

The Chicago Fall Lacrosse Invitational Tournament proved to be a good event for the Jaxx.  

With a late entry by True Lacrosse IL, the Jaxx Blue teams picked up one more game for a total of five games-- four on Saturday and one on Sunday morning.  Jaxx Blue won all five of its games:  New Wave, True Lacrosse, Lyons Township, St. Louis Samurai Blackbelts and Team One Red/Orange. 

Jaxx coaches were very interested to compete against True Lacrosse as that national club has started a team in Minnesota.

Jaxx White split their four games for the weekend with wins against Chicago Finest and St. Louis Samurai Redbelts and losses against Waubonsie and Team One White.

The college coaches picked players from both Jaxx teams for Sunday's All-Star game including:  Jack Hughes, Andrew Markland, Beef Nadeau, Mac Nadeau, David Carazalla and Nick Tollinger.

There are players from 18 different Minnesota and Wisconsin school playing on the two Jaxx Fall travel teams.

Coaches for the Jaxx were St. John's Coach Derek Daehn and NDSU Coach Zach Bosh.

Both Jaxx teams head next to Concordia University for the Lake Michigan Fall Classic Lacrosse Tournament on Sunday, November 6.

(And for the record, we never actually saw the shoreline much less stormed it.)

Loons Invite: Two Games - Two Wins

The Loons hosted a small round-robin on Saturday, Oct 22 at McMurray Field in St. Paul.  It was spectacular weather for October.  The day started with Moundview playing the Loons and then the Jaxx played Moundsview and the Loons in the 2 pm and 3 pm games.  Jaxx secured victories in both games, but the final game with the Loons was the most thrilling.

The Loons played very disciplined in the first half leading 3-1 by half-time.  The Jaxx-Combo team (players from both the Jaxx White and Jaxx Blue fall travel teams) found focus in the second half and tied the game as time ran out in the fourth quarter.

That put the game-decision on the backs of four players in a braveheart.  For the Jaxx, the Nadeau twins assumed the responsibiity for the win.  Mac lost possession on the face-off to the Loons Trent Gahm and "Beef" Nadeau was able to stop Gahm's shot.  Mac Nadeau took the ball straight to the hole for the shot and the win.

Coaches for the Jaxx team were St. John's Assistants Brennan Harrington and Dave Norine.

Epoch Battle - Three Games - Three Wins

Jaxx played three games on October 9th at Minnetonka High School in the Epoch/UMD sponsored round-robin event.  Jaxx secured good margin wins over the Bloomington-based Blue Ox, the Milkmen from Wisconsin and the Minnesota Elite.  The Jaxx did not play in the final championship game which was won by Elite over the Milkmen.

Coaches for the event were St. John's Derek Daehn for game one and Minnesota State Mankato Mavericks Coach Dylan Dickey for all three games.  Jaxx U-16 and Burnsville Varisty Assistant Coach Jesse Hines also coached.


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