"I was very impressed with this Hurricane team and they'll be a tough team to beat throughout."
Indeed, Hurricane's cohesion was impressive as the Redskins weaved in and out of the Red Devil defense for a large part of the evening. Dagostine and Cunningham admitted having that much senior leadership is never a bad thing.
"We feel like we all know each other, so we have good chemistry," Cunningham said. "It's a good feeling to come out here and be on top. We're seniors and it's our year."
"It's obvious, it's a help," Dagostine said. "They've got some maturity, they know how to play the game. For us right now, it's a matter of we haven't been together that long. We're still trying to get on the same page but I think we're decent and I think we'll cause some people some trouble maybe."
Brett Garris was able to make a few impressive saves for the Red Devils (0-1) and racked up 10 saves. Tim Hayslett and Brady Lawman each made a pair of saves for Hurricane.
While Dagostine has what appears to be another possible title contender on his hands, he did offer an opinion on Kent and Oak Hill, saying the Red Devils aren't as far away as Tuesday's score would indicate.
"His kids played hard the whole way, he knows the game, he seems very involved in what's going on," Dagostine said. "And it's a transition I think they'll make sooner than later. They get good athletes. If I've got that team and we're just stepping into AAA, just encourage them. He knows what he's doing, they never stopped playing, they're athletic - they'll be all right."
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