No one was leaving early Tuesday, Dec. 11 as the Lake Cowichan School hockey team took on the Cowichan Valley Capitals.
With a Caps goalie bolstering the LCS team, the players from both squads enjoyed a real goal fest with the lead seesawing back and forth throughout all three periods at Cowichan Lake Sports Arena.
Finally, two goals down with the end of the game only a couple of minutes away, the Caps coach decided to pull his goalie, leaving the net temptingly open. However, LCS couldn’t manage a single shot as their end boiled with junior A players.
With just over four seconds left in the game, the Capitals tied the score at 9-9. Yep, that’s 9-9.
A four minute overtime period was announced, and play started but almost before the puck had dropped the Caps roared in to score the winning goal.
During the game $250 was donated to the LCS team from the 50/50 draw but, according to an announcement just before the third period began, the team decided to donate it to the Lake Cowichan food bank instead.