World Inline Hockey Championships: USA 11, Australia 2

Bucamaranga LogoAlex DeYoung is a goaltender representing the United States with the Team USA Junior Men’s Inline Hockey Team in the 2012 Fédération Internationale de Roller Sports (FIRS) World Championships in Bucaramanga, Colombia from June 30 to July 14. Alex is a high school student in Northern Virginia, and the only member of the 16-player team from Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Area. Over the next few weeks, he will be writing about the tournament from his perspective.

July 3 -In Australia’s game yesterday against France, they had two players get suspended for their game against us.  One of their forwards got a game misconduct for taking three penalties, and then their goalie got suspended for making “inappropriate” hand motions towards the referee when he skated over to the bench to explain the misconduct to the coach.  The referee turned out to be the head of Australia’s equivalent to USA Hockey, so that kid is in deep [trouble].

Alex DeYoung in net during a penalty kill, Jess Hackett on defense.

During our game, that same kid stood behind our bench and said [some unflattering things] and did some weird “good-bye” chant every time we got a penalty.  I felt like doing the chant back to him when we ended up killing their team, but I decided I’d rather show that I’m from a classy country by just skating away.

Our goal scorers were Sam Poyer (4), Kenny Tenzca (2), Anthony Corrao (2), Gannon Karmire, Adrian Andre, and Matt Fisher.  [Incomplete Game Stats]

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Jordan Nixdorf (61) and Anthony Corrao (99) on a faceoff.

Anthony Corrao shoots from the point.

Team USA playing defense.

Goal for USA.

Crowd during the USA/Australia Game.