LA Cobras Win Elite Title at Box Tourney

The swept through pool play, breezed through their first playoff game and ultimately beat Team West Coast 11-6 to finish undefeated and claim the elite division title in the Ninth Annual Tournament at The Rinks in Huntington Beach.

The Cobras, made up largely of players from Loyola HS and coached by Loyola assistant , outscored their three pool opponents by a combined 38-11. In the playoffs, they faced a scrappy West Ranch team that had given them their closest game in the pool-play round but came out strong, winning 12-2.

Cory Lund, LA Cobras Elite
Cobras attack (El Segundo) dodges against West Ranch.

The Cobras’ offense was led by (Loyola), (El Segundo), (Los Alamitos), JP Hatch (Loyola), () and (Loyola).

Freshman goalie Cam Beiler (Loyola) was a wall all tournament behind the strong defense of (Loyola), (Loyola), (Loyola) and Charlie Curtin (Loyola).

(Loyola) won more than 85 percent of his faceoffs, giving the Cobras a huge edge in every game.

The Cobras Elite are also the No. 1 seed in next week’s L.A. League playoffs, looking to defend last year’s championship.

Information provided by Cobras coach .