Campbell River’s novice Rhino hockey team celebrates its gold medal win.

Redneck Rhinos lock horns with opposition

The Campbell River Novice Redneck Rhinos travelled to Victoria last weekend to attend the Racquet Club Tournament

The Campbell River Novice Redneck Rhinos travelled to Victoria last weekend to attend the Racquet Club Tournament.

The Rhinos, which are made up of nearly all first year players, won its first three games the Rhinos played.

The Redneck Rhinos’ stellar play through the round-robin portion of the tournament earned the team a berth in the gold medal final Sunday morning against the team from Cowichan Valley.

The Rhinos fought hard and came back from a two-goal deficit against Cowichan Valley.

After 60 minutes, the game was still deadlocked at four goals a piece.

A five minute overtime was forced to break the tie.

The Redneck Rhinos were determined but just could not find the back of the net and the overtime period solved nothing.

Emotions ran high for all heading into a best of three shootout.

The Rhinos dug deep and and won the shootout to come out on top and win the game (and Victoria tournament) 5-4.