The Hunters bring home gold

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Mark and Dale Hunter celebrate the World Junior win with members of the London Knights

Oil Springs natives Dale and Mark Hunter have won gold at the World Juniors.

Dale, Team Canada’s Head Coach, and Mark, the team’s general manager, are celebrating in the Czech Republic with the World Junior team after a come from behind win.

Akil Thomas scored with 3:58 left in the third period to cap a comeback securing the 4-3 victory. It’s Canada’s 18th title at the annual under-20 tournament.

Like people across the country, the Hunter family gathered to watch the nail-bitter in Oil Springs.

Dick Hunter of Oil Springs watches as his sons, Dale and Mark, lead Team Canada to the World Junior Championship.

The Hunters are no stranger to championship hockey – they’ve won nine divisional titles and two Memorial Cups – the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s championship – as coach and GM of the London Knights.