Northern Ascendancy Champions - Post-season Awards

The Ascendancy of Northern Unknown

Congratulations to Northern Ascendancy for winning the tournament! The playoffs were a thriller for the winning team as they beat Sjukstugan in game 7 on the first round, group stage winners Finnish Roosters in 6 games on the second round, Laser HT in game 7 of semifinals and finally Northern Stars in game 7 of the finals.

This is what Northern Ascendancy's captain MartindalexC wrote after the seventh game:

"I'd like to thank NOS for providing such a great series… for the spectators that is, playing in it was hell, tight is putting it mildly. Additionally a huge thank you goes out to Janbo taking charge of the tournament and allowing it to go ahead.

Finally, I have to say thank you to Scottie for being a better sportsman than I could be, relinquishing his spot in order for Goatlender to come in, without that we wouldn't have won so I suppose I owe him a lot

Anyway, take it easy everyone and have a great summer
!"

It was a very intense tournament and a big thank you to all the participating teams for pulling it through without major difficulties or postponing. I will now grant virtual awards that were unanimously decided by me, myself and I.

Post-season awards go as follows:

Best forward & Tournament scoring title:tbnantti, Blades of Steel 25GP 38+47=85, +47, 10 PIM, 46 hits and 9 GWG.

Best defender: ImSteelD/iSvamp, Northern Ascendancy 29 GP 8+34=42, +19, 16 PIM, 92 hits and 5 play-off game winners.

Best goaltender: kyllikki/OVeiKKoO, Blades of Steel 25 GP, 18W, 7L, 1.64 GAA, 83,27 S% and 6 shutouts

Tournament All-Stars:

cHIMERa -tbnanttiFoppatoffla
RullstolskalasImSteelD

I would like to share a few thoughts on the tournament and what should be taken note of when someone organizes the next tournament. A short tournament if definitely something that should be considered in the future also. Although I think the Group stage should be a bit longer, maybe 20 games with less but bigger groups, depending on the time available of course. There's one mistake I particularly regret, and that is not seeing the loophole in transfer rules, which Unknown / Ascendancy then blatantly exploited. Yet I want to say they did it in full accordance with the rules and that is exactly what bothers me. What I would like to see in the future in a short tournament like this one is very strict transfer rules, max 1 player into a team in the whole tourney and that player may no longer swap teams. If there is a long regular season the transfers should be looser.

Finally I would like to thank several people of whom were a lot of help when it counted: EstoniaDeluxe, Kooffein, Mordarelefanten, billy44, Snapster, Lukko and all those that I forgot, including the co-operating whistleblowers.

Have a great summer and see you on PS4!
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6 comments

EstoniaDeluxe
Well done buddy! Running a tournament like this is not easy. Great job and hats off to you.
Jimi
Thanks to janbo and all the teams, gratz to unknown.
cberntsson
Why isnt «LeSheriffgrande» in the All-star team??? :s :s :s
ImSteelD
This is for you Radikal! You need something to wote minus on.
A last
Puss
tbnantti
Thanks for the award and congrats to all the others.

Nice to see Veikko get some recognition, he was magnificent throughout the tournament.
serveryang
tbnantti, yes
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