Several Parkland Rangers players were just 12.7 seconds away from a gold medal this morning at the Manitoba Winter Games but will have to settle for second.
The Rangers that were a part of Team West White held lead a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes and were tied after 40 minutes.
In the third, the team took a 4-3 lead, but Team South White scored with just over 12 seconds left to tie it up.
In the extra frame, Team West White had a great chance on a breakaway, but couldn't score and just over seven minutes into the extra period South White scored to pick up the gold medal.
"It was super tough losing this game," said Parkland Ranger DJ Taylor-Luke. "We were feeling pretty confident going into the second, a little less confident going into the third, but we felt we still had it. But, not every game goes your way. Not everyone gets to play at the Manitoba Winter Games, so it was more of a blessing than a disappointment."
Luke ended up with one assist in the game, while other Parkland Ranger Tyson Zimmer had one goal and one assist.
Other Parkland Rangers that picked up a point in the game included Josh Thompson (one assist), Aidan Brook (one assist), and Wyatt Tweet (one assist), and Jayden Jubenvill (one assist).
Trey Sauder and Ryder Thompson from the Rangers also suited up for the team but didn't register a point.