Thrilling win for Minor Atom Flames over Vaughan Rangers

The Minor Atom Leaside Flames Red team won their NYHL Tier 1 Championship Final in a thrilling 5-4 overtime victory over the Vaughan Rangers Sunday at Leaside Gardens Sunday night. The game featured a remarkable comeback by the Flames who trailed the Rangers 3-0 more than halfway through the game. As reader Graham Shirley reports, the home team launched a scoring rampage to take a 4-3 lead but Vaughan managed to tie things up with five minutes remaining in the third. The boisterous crowed erupted when Nicholas Nekic scored the game winner nearly 6 minutes into overtime and the kids enjoyed their celebration on the ice. Congratulations to all in a game of which both sides can be proud. Minor Atom kids are nine and under.