Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

{Heat's Win Has a Sad Touch } {Cooloola Beats Brothers 2 - 1 }; Cooloola Win Is a Tribute to Top Hockey Supporter

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

{Heat's Win Has a Sad Touch } {Cooloola Beats Brothers 2 - 1 }; Cooloola Win Is a Tribute to Top Hockey Supporter

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"THANKS boys, it means a lot," were the words David Innis said to his team mates after walking victorious from the field on Saturday night.

The Heat's 2-1 win over Brothers was tempered by a touch of sadness after the heat donned black arm bands for the game in memory of long term hockey supporter Len Innis who passed away last week.

Len is the father of Heat player Dave Innis and sponsor Judy Stephens and grandfather of players Dom and Nathan Stephens.

Heat spokesperson Craig Warhurst said the he was really pleased the Heat could come away with a win.

"The boys really put in, they ran themselves ragged," he said.

"It is nice to see them work so hard on such an important occasion."

Warhurst said the team's win wasn't pretty, but showed a lot of guts.

"We were under a fair bit of pressure in the first half but we kept turning up for tackles and chasing back," he said.

The Heat went to the half time break scoreless and not playing that well, but a second half revival saw the Heat take a 2-nil lead. …

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