Next Level Performance with a clean sweep over the Kiwis

by Arden Phillips

Next Level Performance makes a clean sweep

Next Level Performance lead by Captain Nick Jones takes the KIHL with a clean sweep.

The blue and whites opened their campaign against the Division 1 Falcons, taking the game 11 - 1. The Royals would be next in a 7 - 3 thriller with Next Level proving to strong in the end.

Day two - Would see Division 1 Soldiers go down to the Australians 14 - 5. The first of 3 Main Events saw Next Level Performance take on KIHL Wahine-Toa All-Stars in a exhibition match. Wahine-Toa managed a 7 - 3 loss in a beautiful display of sportsmanship. Game MVP - Jana Kivell. 

Day Three - Opening game saw Division 1 Sting go down to the visitors 10 - 4, While Division 1 Dolphins manage to hold out Next Level to a 6 - 3 loss giving the pro team a clean sweep of KIHL Division 1 teams.

The Second of three Main Events saw KIHL Pacifika Maori battle the Australians. Next Level Performance once again lifted their level to ensure a victory over the Kiwis, taking Pasifika Maori down 13 - 3. Game MVP - Daniel Berno.

Day four ANZAC Day - Kiwi Inline Hockey League's best take on Australia's best. Both teams trading blows back and forth seen the Kiwis go into halftime with a 2 - 1 lead. The Kiwis pushing the lead to 3 - 1 before Next Level responded with two late goals to end Regulation 3 - 3.

Overtime 3 v 3 meant Next Level would only start with 2 v 3 while Captain Nick Jones would sit for 39 seconds for the remainder of his penalty. However Daniel Berno had other plans and managed to shake the defense and bury a precise top corner to take the game only 12 seconds into overtime. Next Level winning 4 - 3 OT Win. Game MVP - Byron Tschuma. 

Next Level Performance receiving their 3rd trophy and completing their clean sweep of KIHL All-Star Teams.