It’s Monday, and just like every Monday it’s time to talk about the Ticino Rockets!
Let’s see immediately how the Rockets did last week. And let’s face it, unfortunately it was probably the worst week of the season, at least in terms of results.
THE GAMES OF LAST WEEK
EVZ Academy vs HC Biasca Ticino Rockets 6-1
The Young Bulls almost immediately took the lead with Luca Andrea De Nisco and then the Ticino Rockets had several scoring chances to score the tying goal. Already before the first break, however, the EVZ Academy extended their lead with Yanick Stampfli and that boosted the hosts morale… the hosts in fact, outplayed the visitors during the second break and went 4-1 ahead thanks to Dean Schewnninger and Andreas Döpfner. Reinhard and Reuille’s guys raected during the last third and scored the consolation goal with Hannes Kasslatter. But after that, the EVZ Academy set the 6-1 final score with Yves Stoffel and Dario Wüthrich.
HC Biasca Ticino Rockets vs HC La Chaux-de-Fonds 1-8
There was no deal to make for the Rockets who were 8 goals behind after only 34 minutes and 24 seconds of play… Lou Bogdanoff (2), Thomas Hofmann, Makai Holdener, Timothy Coffmann, Samuel Grezet, Jaison Dubois and Karim Bouchareb were the scorers for La Chaux-de-Fonds. During the third period then, the Ticino Rockets scored the consolation goal with Aronne Pagnamenta.
OUR THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
You never lose, you either win or learn!
Unfortunately it was another negative week for the Ticino Rockets in terms of results. The two defeats suffered against EVZ Academy and La Chaux-de-Fonds are difficult to digest.
In fact, we think it’s safe to say that the second international break is a godsend for the Rockets. Even if only in order to recharge batteries mentally. Because there is no denying that such defeats hurt.
Then again, even a certain Nelson Mandela said that you never lose in life, you either win or learn. And the Rockets are learning a lot.
The first season under Luca Cereda, even brillant in terms of results, perhaps misled a lot of people and made think that everything would have been relatively simple. The truth, instead, is that everything is so darn complicated.
Reinhard and Reuille have the difficult task of working with a lot of different players every week. On paper, moreover, the team has got much less talent compared to most of other teams. The defeats then, especially the heavy ones, are bad for the players morale… and yet, dear god, they’re working well in Biasca. Very well.
Or at least, this is what you can think when you see that all the players who play for the Ticino Rockets and are called by a National League side are ready to play in the top tier.
So, what can be done in order to improve?
You can just continue to learn, and grow. Perhaps supported by more fans. We should all make make an effort and talk more about the Ticino Rockets, and not only to tell that the team suffered yet another defeat. But by deepening, by making the players be known, by showing images. Because let’s face it, the future of ice hockey in Ticino passes through Biasca.
We try every week to talk about this club. And our idea, is to talk about this club even more. We have some ideas in this regard. Because the future is nothing but the consequence of what you do now, and now the Ticino Rockets luckily still exist. And deserve all the possible support. Even more in difficult times.
Go, Rockets, Go!
It’s time for the second international break of the season that will start after the game of Tuesday night between Ajoie and EVZ Academy. And so, we wish you all the best for this week of work. We’ll present you the next games of the Rockets next Monday!