The second weekend of the Donald Keddy Memorial Hockey Tournament wrapped up on Sunday with what organizers said was a game worthy of a championship match.
In the first semifinal, Hunters, winners of the A Division were beat 4-3 in a shootout by Danglers (Halifax), winners of B Division. Berwick (Westville), winners of D Division put out the Westville Four Stars, winners of C Division in the second semifinal.
The championship game between the Danglers and Berwick looked like it was going to be a cake-walk for the Danglers when they were leading 3-0 within the first six minutes, and by the end of the first period they were up 5-1.
However, Berwick wasn’t finished like a lot of spectators thought because things changed shortly after the start of the second period when Berwick put in four unanswered goals to tie the game 5-5.
The spectators were treated to an exciting finish when the Danglers went up 6-5 only to have Berwick tie it up once more. Again the Danglers went ahead, but Berwick tied it up 7-7.
Unfortunately, success was not in the cards for Berwick because the Danglers scored the winning goal with three minutes remaining. Try as they did, coming close on a couple of tries, they could not score and the Danglers won the Gentlemen’s Division trophy and the game 8-7.