14AA Champions

by Anthony Flynn

Perhaps the most unlikely champions of the entire NAYRHL season, the 14AA Gladiators were the clear last place team in the AA division, but simply found a way to play like champions at Finals weekend.  Glads finished with only 6 wins on the regular season, but were never blow out playing tight games all season.  The team found a way to go undefeated in round robin and played just well enough to earn the bye to the championship when they shocked the NAYRHL with a 4-3 victory over the league clear front runner all season the Harrisburg River Monsters 16AA.  Jimmy Jacobs was named the game's MVP scoring the game winning goal with just 39 seconds left.