very close games for hawks which isn't their usual showing; they generally crush; they were missing their faceoff guy - looneys gave them a scare forcing OT
Brotherly Love is no cupcake team
Brotherly Love is the best greater Philly area team - and the only "elite" level team around. So it attracts a really good group of players.
Hawks only loss the entire weekend was in the Championship game against DC Dogs. And man, did the Dogs look good throughout the tournament. The only game that was close for them was the Edge game - primarily because the Edge team has a very good (and different) Canadian style offense that gave the Dogs a bit of a challenge.
All in all, I think the Hawks had a good weekend - and the "scare" against Looneys was more about Looneys kids playing better and with more energy than it was about Hawks playing poorly. As for the missing FOGO, it wasn't like the Hawks used some random backup - they got a guest player from LI who looked pretty good from what I saw.