The Eric Hamber Griffins know how to pull off a heart-stopping, winner-take-all victory. In a shootout, no less.
In the senior girls city championship Oct. 31 at Hamber secondary, the Griffins were tied 1-1 with the Churchill Bulldogs, the same team they beat a week earlier in an elimination game to reach provincials. Because of that win, Hamber advanced to the B.C. championship while Churchill’s post-season ended.
In the city final, which was played after the zone tournament was decided, the Griffins and Bulldogs were again at a stalemate.
Griffin Olivia Cabral and Bulldog Thora Rae found the net to tie the game. The teams remained locked through 90 minutes and then through overtime.
In the sudden-death shootout, Jade Graham and Cabral each came through with a goal for Hamber. Kaitlin Fleming scored for Churchill.
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