The final and decisive game 3 of the Congee Cup Floor Hockey Championship was played today and became an instant classic. Team Chick-Fil-A 2.0 jumped out to a quick lead scoring the first goal but they soon found themselves in penalty trouble when they got caught twice with too many players on the court. Team Antetetekoumpo took advantage of the power-play and scored a goal to tie it up. The pace of the game was keeping the thousands in attendance on the edge of their seats. With end to end action and solid goaltending, no one could predict who was going to win this battle.
Team Antetekoumpo kept up the pressure and was able to score a goal mid way through the second half to put them up 2-1. However, Team Chick-Fil-A 2.0 was not ready to hang up the pinnies just yet. Led by an inspired Captain Ben, they mustered an offensive push that led to Ryan scoring the game tying goal. With the crowd in absolute pandemonium, Jayden of Team Antetetekoumpo battled his way past several players, closed his eyes and let it rip! The crowd roared into a frenzy as Jayden potted his third goal and put his team ahead 3-2. With about a minute to play, Chick-Fil-A 2.0 would simply not go quietly into the night. They mounted an intense puck possession and pressure but it was Mayan of Team Antetetekoumpo playing deep behind enemy lines breaking up the offense pressure heading his team’s way. Mayan’s relentless fore-check allowed his team to run out the clock and hold on for the victory.
Congratulations to Team Antetetekoumpo on winning the 2019 Congee Cup Floor Hockey Tournament. This one will go down in the books as the most exciting final since the tournaments’ inception in 2008. We would like to thank the CCSC (Congee Cup Student Committee) who worked tirelessly for the past 8 weeks planning, promoting, organizing and running the event. A final count still needs to be done, but the tournament has raised just under $2000. These funds will go towards our Grade 8 graduation. Thank you to all the students who came out to watch the games and support the tournament fundraiser. You made this year’s Congee Cup the most successful one yet. A final thank you to the teachers who helped supervise and referee the tournament.
Wishing everyone a very happy holiday season!