D2 Kitchener-Waterloo Playoff Preview

D2 Kitchener-Waterloo Playoff Preview DC, Photo (c) James Calder ShutterThug

The second playoff of the 2014 tournament season has a number of milestones: it is the first playoff to be held outside the USA, and it is the first to feature a team from continental Europe.

Read on to find out about all the teams, and all the day-one match-ups.

D1S 9th: (5) Charm City Ruffles (9) Chicago Outfit, 189-177

D1S 9th: (5) Charm City Ruffles (9) Chicago Outfit, 189-177 Photo: Donalee Eiri, Photography by D.E.sign

SALEM, OR–In a penalty-plagued game that saw several lead changes, Charm City escaped with a win–and ninth place in the tournament–thanks to a critically clean last-jam performance by Just Carol.

D1S: (6) Boston Tailors (9) Outfit, 378-184

D1S: (6) Boston Tailors (9) Outfit, 378-184 Photo: Donalee Eiri, Photography by D.E.sign

SALEM, OR–The Chicago Outfit’s Syndicate drew first blood in their match against the Boston Massacre thanks to a power jam, but the overwhelming majority of penalties thereafter were to the Massacre’s advantage–and it told, as Boston took the lead seven minutes in and never looked back en route to a 378-184 win.

D1S: (8) Victoria Outguns (9) Chicago Outfit, 304-115

D1S: (8) Victoria Outguns (9) Chicago Outfit, 304-115 Photo courtesy of Donalee Eiri, Photography by D.E.sign

SALEM, OR–Vaunted dark horse Victoria entered the track for their game against the Chicago Outfit, with their spring-determined bracketing and eighth-placing seeding the only predictors of their game play. They soon put questions to rest with a decisive win against the Outfit, 304-115.

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