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Group C Preview Jamie Plunkett shares his evaluation of teams in each group of the MAH. Let’s have a look at Group C.

This is perhaps one of three groups in the Aleš Hřebeský Memorial with the closest parity in Jižní Město, London Knights and Germany. All have the opportunity of winning some games in this group, it all depends on what team can come together the quickest.

Jižní Město is the highest ranked team of the three in the group. One time a powerhouse in the Czech lacrosse community they have faltered in recent tournaments  finishing 14th and 7th the last two years respectively. Success will rely on young and older players. Pavel Došlý needs to be Došlý of old and lead the offence. Jižní Město has arguably the best goalie in Europe with Tomáš Čekal, the young goal keeper in no stranger to winning, as he lead the Adler to a 2014 ELL Championships along with Došlý. 2014 Results: 7th.

Long time memorial goers the London Knights have always seemed to be a mid level team, usually advancing from the group but never being able to do any damage after that. The team is normally composed of Britons, and expats living in the UK. Players like big man Rob Clark, Andrew Fernando, Jamie Tasko and Dave Leach who just narrowly missed making the Colorado Mammoth a few years back will be relied on heavily. With the creation of the Tasko Cup, the Knights are ready to turn the corner and make a large impact in the European box community, look for 2–3 England indoor national team players to help boost the Knights roster. 2014 Results: 12th.

The 3rd team of Group C is Germany. They have an interesting make up to their roster, with half of the players for playing Bundeswehr, as well as missing Plunkett and Tyacke who will be suiting up for the Megamen. Look for Germany to advance in the group in likely 2nd.  A lot of Germany’s success will depend on their ability to put the ball in the back of the net, Marc Brandenburger, Artjom Merjasch and Brendan Shea need to be on their game. Germany’s defence will be their strength look for a lot of low scoring games. 2014 Results: New this year.

Do you want to see Jamie’s prediction of the group order? Check it here.

Author: Ondřej Mika   |   Section: 2015   |   Print   |   Send article to friend

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