Mighty MIS hockey team se­cures ti­tle

Piako Post - - PROPERTY - RHYS MCCOWATT

The Mor­rinsville In­ter­me­di­ate MIS Sticks hockey team took part in the B grade fi­nal against the Te Rapa Ti­tans on Fri­day night at the Gal­lagher Hockey cen­tre in Hamil­ton.

Be­lief was high in the team after dis­patch­ing the top of the ta­ble Saints United the pre­vi­ous week 3-1.

The match started with Te Rapa hav­ing the ma­jor­ity of pos­ses­sion and the MIS Sticks keep­ing their dis­tance from their hard hit­ting for­wards. The MIS Sticks de­fend­ers worked ex­tra hard to keep them at bay.

The MIS Sticks broke away more of­ten as the half went on and fi­nally man­aged to score with only five min­utes to go in the first half. Ad­van­tage MIS Sticks.

The half time break saw the MIS Sticks im­plored to not give Te Rapa such easy pos­ses­sion and to fight hard for 25 more min­utes. The sec­ond half saw the MIS Sticks re­ally give it their all. Ev­ery­one dug deep and put their bod­ies on the line.

They used the wings more of­ten and ten min­utes into the sec­ond half the MIS Sticks were re­warded for their ef­forts with a great goal.

The team then lifted another level and through sheer de­ter­mi­na­tion kept Te Rapa at bay for the rest of the half. A fi­nal at­tack from Te Rapa was de­fended by the MIS Sticks goalie to keep them score­less. The fi­nal score was 2-0 to the mighty MIS Sticks.

The team that started the sea­son in D grade, popped up to B grade, and made all their sup­port­ers proud as punch by win­ning the B grade fi­nal.

The Mor­rinsville In­ter­me­di­ate motto is ‘‘Kia U Ki Te Pai, what ever you do, let it be your your best’’, and the 16 young peo­ple that took to the turf for the MIS Sticks this year cer­tainly showed it.

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The Mor­rinsville In­ter­me­di­ate MIS Sticks hockey team cel­e­brated after de­feat­ing the Te Rapa Ti­tans, 2-0.

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Cole Craig and Blake Bar­low on at­tack for MIS Sticks hockey team.

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