In one of the largest pro divisions ever at Narch with 14 teams at the start, but only two remained standing after three grueling days of play to make it to the championship. It was a battle of the ages, Tour vs. Mission with the Tour Mudcats facing off against the Mission Syndicate, both previous Narch Pro winners.
It was apparent from the get go that both teams wanted it with some hard hitting in the corners and on the boards from both teams. After the first half the score was 1-0 Mission Syndicate with the only goal of the half coming from the stick of Stephen Campbell
In the second half what seemed to be one of the lowest scoring Narch finals ever was changed with six minutes left. The Mudcats scored to tie the game up. The goal came from a tip on Chad Seibel’s slap shot by Johny McGuiness. With the Score tied 1-1, you know where we are headed…
It was time for OT to start! The last time the Narch finals were held in Canada the Mudcats were in this very same position, heading into OT for the championship. However, that time it was against the LA Pama Cyclones, where the Mudcats lost, and since then the Mudcats have picked up some new more “youthful” talent.
In OT game play proved tight, with a couple more chances heading towards the Syndicate. However, around five minutes into the OT, the Mudcats found them selfs on a three on two against the Syndicate. A breakout pass gave CJ Yoder the puck up the boards on a wide angles scoring opportunity. Rather than shooting though, Yoder found Johny McGuiness in the slot who once again found the back of the net and making the Tour Mudcats the 2009 Narch Pro Champions in a 2-1 thriller!