Winning. It’s a concept that dominates our society. Chess matches. Olympic competitions. School tests. It’s all about coming first. We talk about it and want it. Some victories are easy to determine because we rely on standings, or scores to provide a defined measurement of success. Then there are other victories, the ones that are decided by more subtle and often more meaningful ways.
The Mississauga Terriers Bantam hockey team knows all about victories. Most of the group has been together for a number of years, and they’ve had their share of winning. They are undoubtedly a good hockey team, but they have shown they are far more than that.
On an unusually warm Sunday afternoon late in November as the calendar turned towards December and the Christmas season these 17 Terriers, dressed in their blue jerseys, were the centre of attention in Toronto’s Moss Park.
There’s obviously no straight path to success, just ask the Terriers Bantam team.
In mid-November the team traveled to Pembroke to play in a Silver Stick qualifier. Pembroke is one of those places that epitomizes the essence of small town hockey. This tournament was a big deal for the crowds of people who showed up at every game. Continue reading
Only two weeks after taking Gold in Lake Placid, the Minor Peewee’s have captured a berth in the Silver Stick Finals with a WIN at the Whitby Silver Stick Regional Qualifier.
The road to victory was quite the roller coaster ride. After each team in their bracket had completed two games, everyone was deadlocked with two ties each. Competition was incredibly tight, as indicated by the team’s round robin record of three ties and one win. Luckily, it was just enough to advance to the playoff round. Continue reading
The Midget Jr. Terriers took on some local competition at the Mississauga Blackhawks tournament at Iceland. The Terriers advanced to the semi finals as the 2nd seed. Matched up against a fast skating York Mills team, the Terriers advanced to the final with an exciting 4-3 win in OT. The final matched the Terriers against the 1st seed and league champs Mississauga North Stars. A hard fought rival battle was decided in OT with a Terriers 2-1 victory. Way to go Terriers!!
Our Minor Midget team had a great time at the London Triple 20 Shootout tournament in October. After a clean sweep in the round robin, they posted convincing wins in the quarter and semi-finals to advance to the finals. Facing the London Jr. Knights White team, they had another excellent game, winning 4-1. An outstanding performance for the whole weekend! Congratulations to the players and staff.