The Blue Tongues Update – August 28, 2011
It is with a heavy heart that I must report that the Gold Coast Blue Tongues have been eliminated from contention for the AIHL championship. They split their series on the weekend with the Newcastle North Stars, losing the final game of the season in a nail-biter, 2-1. A victory would not have changed things as the team they were chasing, the Adelaide Adrenaline won both their games on the final weekend. The Tongues needed them to lose at least one of, if not both of their games in order to overtake them for 4th place.
All in all though, the season was reasonably successful. Matt Amado led the league in goals, setting a new league record on the way. They were also the only team to beat the Melbourne Ice all season, and they did it twice.
This bodes well for next year if they can keep their nucleus and make a few tweaks. This will be my last post on the Blue Tongues this eason, but I will follow the league championship and report on who will be the Champions for this season. Best of luck to the top 4.