He's won 11 but captain says this was 'one of the best'
HOCKEY: Wanderers A-grade men claimed their 14th straight CQ League title after a thrilling penalty shootout against Southern Suburbs.
Captain Aaron Thompson has been part of 11 of them and said this was one of the best.
"That was a pretty good one,” he said.
"It's great to keep the run going, especially against a very good team.
"I think our big-game experience got us home.
"We've got a really good goalie too in Daniel White, which certainly helps when you go to shootouts.”
Wanderers and Souths have had some tight games this season and the stage was set for another classic battle on the new synthetic surface at Rockhampton's Kalka Shades on Saturday.
Souths were first to score, with captain Nathan Christensen converting a penalty corner about seven minutes in.
Wanderers levelled it up in the second quarter through Clinton McKay.
They took the lead when Dylan Plummer scored with about 12 minutes left in the game.
Souths Steven Snell slotted a penalty corner after the final hooter to send the game into penalty shootouts.
Both teams converted four of their five attempts, taking it to a sudden death shootout.
They went goal for goal before White made a save to deliver Wanderers a 7-6 win.
Thompson said fullback Regan Weatherhead was Wanderers best.
CQ League finals
- Men: Wanderers 2 (Clinton McKay, Dylan Plummer) drew with Southern Suburbs 2 (Nathan Christensen, Steven Snell); Wanderers won penalty shootout 7-6
- Women: Southern Suburbs 3 (Melissa Dobbs, Andrea Farrow, Elizabeth Hill) d Meteors 1 (Kellie Pagel)
CQ League playoffs
- Men: Meteors 4 (Mitch Ryan 4) d Frenchville Rovers 1 (Nathan Moffat)
- Women: Wanderers 2 (Toni Chirio, Gemma Koster) d Frenchville Rovers 0
Players of the series
- Men: Jarrod Bass (Frenchville Rovers)
- Women: Andrea Farrow (Southern Suburbs)