With the season now over, the traditional announcement of excuses, err I mean injuries is being released. We found out that Alfie has a sports hernia that will require surgery, and now comes word that Chris Phillips will undergo minor surgery as well. He will have foot surgery to remove bone spurs this week and will be fine for next year. The surgery will take him out of the running for Team Canada and the World Championships however. No big loss, he's been there, done that.