Red 21 Grinders’ goaltender Liam Higgins was beaten cleanly on this shot

Red 21 Grinders’ goaltender Liam Higgins was beaten cleanly on this shot

Teams go to overtime to decide Comox Cup champions

Annual road hockey tourney featured plenty of action at Comox Marina parking lot

The Comox Cup road hockey tournament once again featured overtime heroics to decide the champions of two divisions.

On Deck Classics defeated last year’s champions Red 21 Grinders in a hard-fought Division A game. Tied 4-4 after regulation, the game featured outstanding goaltending and back-and-forth action. The overtime goal was met with whoops of joy and a celebration worthy of a Stanley Cup.

Division B featured another overtime finish with Greasy Road Wins doing just that, edging Holberg Howlers 8-7 in overtime. Off Frequently beat Millionaires 9-3 in the C Division final.

First-time spectator and new Town of Comox recreation programmer Amy Bauman was impressed with the calibre of play. “The teams played fast and hard and everyone seemed to have fun.”

Sixteen teams participated in the annual tournament at Marina Park that ran Friday night and Saturday with playoffs Sunday.

Recreation programmer Jessie Wallis, who organized the Comox Recreation event, was grateful for the support of their sponsors. “This community event could not happen without the generous contribution of or our sponsors: Comox By the Sea, Quality Foods, Happy’s Source for Sports, Slegg Lumber, Water Pure and Simple, 98.9 The Goat and the Comox Valley Record.

“The non profit organization, Comox Valley Head Injury Society, attended the event hosting a barbecue and sharing information on brain injuries and symptoms of brain injuries.”

As the last of the On Deck Classics drove away from Marina Park Sunday afternoon, one was heard singing along with Queen’s We Are the Champions. On the final line of the chorus he sang overtop of Freddie Mercury, “We are the champions… of Comox Cup.” On that day they certainly were.

Registration starts April 2016 for next year’s Comox Cup. Contact the Comox Community Centre at 250-339-2255 for information on all their recreation programs and special events.

 

– Comox Recreation

 

 

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