Every kid dreams of scoring the overtime winner — especially with a medal on the line — and Myka Davis is one of the few who can say he made the dream a reality.
After Connor Kahle carried the ball into the offensive zone, he made a drop pass to Cody Bathgate, who rifled a slapshot at the Manitoba goaltender. And Davis was in the right spot at the right time, burying home the rebound with three minutes to go in the extra period and giving the Valley Ball Hockey Association’s U11 Valley Gold Rush the bronze medal with a 3-2 victory.
The teams were playing in the third-place game at the Western Challenge Cup earlier this month (July 16 to 19) in Surrey.
The Gold Rush had gone 3-1 in the round robin, setting up a semifinal showdown against Ridge Meadows — who had already beaten them once in the tournament. The Gold Rush trailed 2-1 at the half, and playing their second game of the day against a rested opponent, surrendered a pair of goals in the second half to fall 4-1.