Davies hockey team trusts in “fail-safe” superstitionFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Thousands of young skaters from across the nation will descend on Fargo-Moorhead this weekend for the Big Squirt International Tournament.
By: Kevin Wallevand, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Thousands of young skaters from across the nation will descend on Fargo-Moorhead this weekend for the Big Squirt International Tournament.
And for the Davies hockey team headed to the state tournament in Grand Forks tomorrow, memories of the Championship Game in 2006 are still fresh in their minds.
Seven years later, sticks are more expensive. Hair is longer.
But the superstition and the “magic stick wax” the boys rely on is headed north with them, in a bag.
Tonight. One last practice. The Davies Boys Hockey Team has the fever.
When many of the Davies seniors started skating together most still believed in Santa. It would be at the 2006 Squirt International, where they came together as a team nearly taking the tournament.
It is also then, years ago, when the boys broke out something special magic.
Jon Roscoe, Davies Senior: “This has been in my bag, in every hockey bag. Since squirts.”
A superstition. A special wax, inside the bag.
Aaron Pallen, Davies Senior: “Started out as something small, that we just did and it kept working for us. We are 18 years old and we still use it.”
Only to be used when the team found itself in trouble. It has never failed them.
Roscoe: “It works, never has not worked. Always 100 percent.”
Over the weekend at the EDC tournament in GF, things looked bleak for Davies. Down 2-0 it looked like Davies might end its season. That is when the boys had a little chat with each other in the locker room and they broke out the bag.
Cole Wurzer, Davies Senior: “We have not used it in so long so, bringing it back from when we were young, it was new. Got our superstition back.”
Alec Worwa, Davies Senior: “Once we busted that out, we knew it was all over.”
And so this weekend, this last road trip for the boys. It is all a bit bittersweet. It is a different game compared to their squirt days.
Gunnar Mogck, Davies Senior: “It is really memorable we have been playing with these guys our whole lives, there is no one I would rather be playing with than my best friends.”
But it too will be memorable. They will bring their game, their sticks, skates, and the magic wax.
Chase Bischof, Davies Junior: “Definitely magic. Teamwork, as well, but mostly the magic.”
Magic they hope stays in the bag.
Davies opens state tomorrow afternoon with Minot.