The 2019 riverside tourney is what many in the Broomball community consider to be the start of the season in the US. The cold temperatures over the weekend seemed to agree with the beginning of winter and the return of high level broomball at Augsburg. The MetX Pistons claim the Mens title in their First Major tournament after their inception. A early loss to the Chiefs put them in danger of being eliminated in the group of death with Legion and Ice mafia. After winning two 1 goal games they got their revenge in a 4-0 redemtion win against the Chiefs in the championship.
The women’s game has gotten better and better every year and this past weekend has only further proved it. All of the scores of the games were within 1 to 2 goals. Some of the games were nail biters and determined in the last minute! Reigning national champions Arctic Blast looked super solid the whole weekend. The debut of l’équipe proved a strong appearance as they met Arctic Blast in the final and lost in double OT. They rebranded from Black Ice and have some new talent on their squad.The Tracy’s/Lumberjack’s combo unfortunately couldn’t get them to the final. Tracy’s missing their top defender and goalie has really hit them hard. The women from the East coast team showed they can hold their own with the MN teams and kept games very close this past weekend. Great tournament ladies – can’t wait to see what happens next!