Mission City Tropics midget hockey squad outlasted 20 teams to win the gold medal at the Cloverdale Midget Memorial Tournament.

Mission Tropics strike gold

The Tropics went 3-1 in their pool before meeting the equally impressive 3-1 hometown rivals the Mission Mighty Ducks in the quarter finals.

The Mission City Tropics midget hockey team won the gold medal at the 20-team, five-day Cloverdale Midget Memorial Tournament.

The Tropics went 3-1 in their pool before meeting the equally impressive 3-1 hometown rivals the Mission Mighty Ducks in the quarter finals.

The Tropics earned a 4-0 victory and headed on to play another local rival, Abbotsford C6,  in the semi-finals.

It was a close contest but Mission prevailed 4-3 in overtime to earn a berth in the championship final against tournament host the Cloverdale C3 squad.

Mission fell behind 3-1 in the first period before clawing their way back to a 3-3 tie on a three-goal performance by Brayden Hertslet.

The squads headed to overtime, but the extra frame solved nothing. The evenly matched squads had to settle the final with a shootout.

Spenser Marshall and McKenzie “Big Mac” Hollingshead scored to give Mission the win and the gold medal.

Coach Daniel Meier said solid efforts in goal by both Hayden Meier and Kyle Sunder helped contribute to Mission’s success.


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