The U14’s entered the Sylvia Tremblett Memorial Silver Stick Regionals between November 30 and December 3.
Plagued with 3 major injuries, and hours driving to and from Georgina and Keswick on Thursday and Friday evenings, the U14 Terriers hung tough with an opening tie against Vaughan Panthers and wins against Quinte West Hawks and Ted Reeve Thunder. With games scheduled about 10 hours apart, exhaustion set in on Saturday evening with a tough loss against the Burlington Eagles. Fortunately, the 2-1-1 record placed the Terriers 3rd in Round Robin and we headed to the semi finals on Sunday.
A 3-1 win over the Vaughan Panthers in the semi finals sent the Terriers to the championship game against host and home team Upper York Admirals. Physical, strong and competitive, the Admirals set the tone of the game taking 2 leads in the first period. The Terriers did not waiver, ending the first period in a 2-2 tie. With six minutes left in the game, the Admirals took the lead once again and focused to keep the trophy at home. Playing with their backs against the wall this situation was not new to the U14’s. With grit, determination and sheer will, the Terriers tied with 4:42 left in the game. A final push with only 2:21 remaining, the Terriers scored to take their first lead. They defended one last attack from the Admirals in the final minutes of the game, and went on to win the championship and accepted their invitation to the Silver Stick International Tournament in January.
Congratulations to the U14 Mississauga Terriers and coaching staff on this unbelievable win. Families and supporting players who were not able to play due to injury are so proud of you. The weekend was another addition to an already successful and memorable season. Good luck in Newmarket!