The Montreal Mission is rebuilding its winning team through a youth movement.
Consider that six players actually on the roster are rookies or have less than two years experience in the NRL. You can imagine the adjustment needed from these players to perform at a high caliber of play at every game and every shift.
But, Marie Pier Blanchard, Camille Vézina, Holly-Désirée Corcoran, Joanie Provost, Émilie Brulé et Catherine Ruel are doing just fine and have shown great resiliency and strong determination to learn and to contribute to the success of our great team.
After 12 games the Mission has a 8 and 4 record. The four losses are part of what we are calling, the growing pains of NRL competition, the relentless pace of play and the realization that at any moment, any team can win a game. The division standing does not guaranty a win. You have to earn the wins. There are no gimmies in this league. The rookies are learning it and the veterans should know it.
This being said, Montreal is off to a good start and we know that the best is yet to come. The learning process will guide us to the ultimate goal of the team, which is another participation at the Canadian Championships.
Go girls, we know you can do it, you always did.
Go Mission Go.