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.

The Ottawa area is always the home to some of Ontario’s top teams and this year was no exception. The Terriers finished the round robin with two wins and one loss, then disposed of the very good Gloucester Rangers 4 to 2 in the semis. That meant a tough game against the highly ranked Rideau St. Lawrence team. It was one of those games where the teams were equal and on every shift the fans were impressed with the play. Going into the last few minutes of the game it was tied, then Rideau popped a goal with slightly more than one minute remaining to steal a 2 to 1 victory.

In true Terrier fashion our guys took the loss with dignity and class. This didn’t go unnoticed with the Pembroke Silver Stick organizers, who decided to award our team a Wild Card berth into the Port Huron Finals in January.

Congratulations to coach Rick and his staff and most importantly the players for a job very well done.

Good luck in Port Huron!!