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At the end of a grueling weekend, the Whiskey Bandits found themselves down a couple of goals against Wright Homes Almost 40 in the final game of last year's U.S. Pond Hockey Championships.
The two teams were no strangers, having met in the 2008 championship game, when Wright Homes bumped off the Bandits 8-4. The win gave Wright Homes its second Golden Shovel trophy in the tourney's first three years. The Bandits had won it the other year.
"I remember being down by a bunch of goals thinking, 'Here we go again,'" Bandits player Nick Hanrahan said.
But with a never-say-die attitude and a few lucky bounces, the Bandits pushed the game into overtime...