The South Delta #3 Midget hockey team overcame a tough season opening loss to win eight of its next nine games and capture the league championship.
The locals outshot their Semiahmoo opponent 52-19 in their league opener but still came out on the short end of a 3-2 score. South Delta was able to rebound and soon found itself in a battle for top spot thanks to a 4-2 victory over another Semiahmoo team that had entered the contest without a loss.
With one game remaining, the players knew they had to come up with a a clutch performance to secure top place and they did just that in a convincing 9-3 victory over Cloverdale.
The team includes: Arjun Bains, Brycen Jacobi, Cameron Bower, Corey Friesen, Conner Jang, Riley Jang, David Cook, Derek Wheater, Matthew King, Matthew Purcell, Michael Thompson, Quin Lattimer, Reece Griffing, Stuart Graf, Thomas Buckley; and goalies Derrian Kinney and Garret Holmes.
The team was coached by Gary Kinney and Ken Thompson. The manager was Tammi Lim.