The Senior Nats defeated Balcares 3 to 2 to win their first QVHL title in only their second year in the league.
On Monday, March 31st, the Nats travelled to Balcares for game 4 of the best of five championship series. It was a close, hard fought game from the drop of the puck.
Both teams knew what was at stake and the fans were treated to one of the best games of the season.
As the first period wound down, the Broncos were leading 1 to 0. The checking line of Saboe, Holzaphel and Patterson put on a display of puck control and cycling, which eventually resulted in Saboe scoring the equalizer with 13 seconds left in the first.
The second period was a fast, hard checking period that saw the Broncos score to take the lead. Eric Calibaba scored on the Power Play with 3 minutes left to even it up. The Nats came out in the third with all four lines rolling and wore down the Broncos. But it was a tremendous individual effort by Eric Calibaba that sealed the deal with 5 minutes left.
While killing a penalty, Calibaba chipped the puck deep into Balcares' end. He then dodged a hit, beat another defender to walk out in front of the net and buried the game winner! Truly a great individual effort!
The Nats have had a great season, making it to the Provincial Finals in Senior C. They lost game 2 to Wilkie on Friday, March 28th, but enjoyed a tremendous run, nonetheless. In the last 8 weeks, the boys have played over 20…