A championship season, a lifetime of friends
The Port Coquitlam Vikings are champions of the Pitt Meadows Old Timers Hockey Association. Finally.
The team has been trying to win that title for 20 years. They’ve come close before, losing in the final 10 or 11 times. The most gut-wrenching brush with victory was last year, when the Vikings were within seven seconds of defeating the Bonson Beavers, who went on to win the second game of their best-of-three championship in overtime and then followed that up with another win in the decisive rubber match.
This story begins with a championship. How it ends will be writ large after a summer of conjecture, serious soul searching, heartfelt conversations with family members and likely many, many beers.