It was a case of history repeating in the premier women’s final at the McMillan Centre on Saturday, when defending champion City Highlanders scored a golden goal in extra time to dispose of Momona.
The University Blue Whales took home the prize in an extra-time thriller in the final of the premier men’s competition at the McMillan Centre on Saturday.
It is finals day today with University Blue Whales taking on Albany Alligators at 3.15pm in the men’s final while Momona will play City Highlanders at 1.45pm.
Southern teams will be battling the odds at the National Hockey League tournament in Wellington next month.
It was semifinals week in the Otago Hockey Association competitions and the premier women’s matches did not disappoint, as both games went right to the wire.
University A White Huskies struck late to stay alive and went on to win a dramatic shootout in women's club hockey on Saturday.
King's United came from two goals down twice in a tense match to finish the regular season of the premier men's competition with a 3-3 draw on Saturday.
Albany and Taieri battled to a 1-1 draw in a game with plenty of fire but a little less polish than either team would have hoped for.
Momona confirmed its place as top qualifier for the finals, as well as its hold on the challenge shield for the summer, thanks to its 3-0 win over Taieri on Saturday.
The 2017 National Hockey League will be played under a new format this season.
Many of the city's sporting codes have opted to reschedule fixtures called off at the weekend due to heavy rain and flooding in the region.
The Black Sticks men have missed out on making the semifinals at the Hockey World League in Johannesburg after losing 2-0 to Belgium.
This week's game between Kings United and the University Blue Whales shapes as the crunch match regarding which side will be top dog going into the semifinals of the men's club season.
Uni A Huskies kept in touch with the top four teams by getting a grinding 4-0 win over Kings United in the premier women's competition on Saturday.
In a match where both teams were down on numbers, the superior skill of the Uni players came up trumps against Southland.
The Black Sticks Women have claimed the bronze medal after defeating Korea 1-0 at the World League Semi Final in Brussels.
The Black Sticks Women have qualified for the 2018 Hockey World Cup after defeating Italy 2-0 to progress to the semifinals in Brussels.
The Black Sticks women's side will play Spain in its opening match in the World League Semi Final tournament tomorrow.
Southern under-18 scored its first big win of the season on Saturday afternoon when it overturned one of the top two sides in City Highlanders 1-0 in premier women's club play.
Albany continued to roll on thanks to a Nathan Gilbert hat-trick, beating Uni B 5-3 on Saturday in premier men's play.