Two weeks ago, Jake, Luke and Adam Skelton piled into the car together to head to what they thought would be their last training session with Wanderers for 2019.
The side had made finals by virtue of being the fourth team in a four-team competition, going through the regular season winless and facing a daunting trip to Parkes in an elimination final.
On Saturday the brothers will run out on the field in Orange in a grand final.
The sides save its two first wins of the season for the business end, and a third would cap off a fairy-tale of mammoth proportions, and it was something the trio never expected despite the improvement in form.
A lot of the time I feel like I've got to block a shot and it just gets taken away by the defenders.Wanderers goalkeeper Jake Skelton
"Not at any stage, two weeks we thought it would be our last training session, everyone showed up but here we still are after winning a couple of games," Adam said.
"It's unreal, all season we were getting beaten and the last two games, picking up the form and winning felt amazing."
"Coming towards the end of the season we started playing a lot better hockey, snatching a few draws and matching sides so we built up to him."
The emotions for all three are a cocktail of nerves and excitement, but Adam said he knows his maiden Premier League Hockey grand final will be a "hard game of hockey", but will love the chance to run out alongside his brothers.
"It's really enjoyable," the 21-year-old said of playing alongside Luke, 22, and Jake, 18.
"Jake plays in the goals so we don't really see him much but me and Luke play through the middle, up front together ... we know each other's game pretty well."
It should be a good game, nice and strong, hopefully get a good crowd here to drum it up a bit.Luke Skelton
Goalkeeper Jake - the baby of the family - said he was nervous being in the key role in the decider after starring in the team's win over Lithgow last week, but said his teammates has his back.
"It's been really good, it's a lot easier with this team, I trust them all," he said.
"Everyone's stepped up and a lot of the time I feel like I've got to block a shot and it just gets taken away by the defenders."
"I'm feeling good, excited, feeling a little bit nervous, little bit but if everyone steps up we'll be good."
Luke echoed his brother's sentiments, and said the aim on Saturday was simple: "kill them".
He also reeled off the cheesy line that "hockey is the real winner" from the weekend's double-headers but truly meant it with both CYMS and Wanderers in the deciders.
"It should be a good game, nice and strong, hopefully get a good crowd here to drum it up a bit," he said.
"We haven't had a good crowd but with the women here as well we should fill the stands as well."
The Wanderers take on St Pat's from 2pm on Saturday.
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