The team started slow with two hard-fought losses on Friday. Their hopes for a championship were plummeting faster than a duck boat going over the nearby Falls. However, in a must-win game against the Nepean Raiders on Saturday, the boys responded with a 3-0 victory and squeaked into the playoffs! As the 4th seed, they avenged their earlier losses and defeated the 1st and 2nd seeds respectively, to take home the 2019 Niagara Cup!
In the Semi-Finals, they beat the previously undefeated and unscored-upon Ajax Knights 3-1. The Championship Game was scoreless in the 3rd period until the Patriots broke through with just over five minutes left to play. They held off a furious rally by the Sarnia Sting for the 1-0 win!
This was a total team effort and the players and coaches should be extremely proud of their accomplishment.