As a sports reporter, I have the priviledge of being sideline for countless epic encounters.
Saturday's Intercity women's hockey final was up there with the best of them.
The Rotorua Aces, playing in front of a passionate home crowd, won an extra-time shootout against Mount Maunganui, after trailing 3-0 at halftime but fighting back to 3-all at the end of normal time.
Sporting success so often comes down to mental strength and the Aces are the perfect example. Personally, I am not the strongest person mentally. I'm a sulker. When the going gets tough, I give up. So to see