Junior Tournament (P)Review!

It’s the second weekend of this summer’s Billingham Junior Tournament this coming Saturday and Sunday, this time focusing on the Under-15s and Under-18s. Another ten teams (five in each age group) will line up to do battle, with representatives from Blackburn, Elite Prospects, Hull, Solihull, Sutton and Telford taking part alongside your Billingham Stars. The weekend will once again see 26 games played over two days of (almost) non-stop hockey action, all for the bargain price of £10 adults and £5 kids/OAPs.

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The first weekend of tournament action saw the U11s and U13s take centre stage. Both finals went to sudden-death overtime as the crowd were treated to some excellent displays of hockey:

U11s final: Billingham White Stars 4 Kilmarnock 4 – Kilmarnock with the OT winner

U13s final: Dundee 4 Elite Prospects 4 – Dundee with the OT winner

U11s winners - Kilmarnock

U11s winners – Kilmarnock

U13s winners - Dundee

U13s winners – Dundee

All-Star teams were announced before the finals, with jerseys presented by Stars Director of Coaching Terry Ward:

U11s All-Stars

U11s All-Stars

Spirit of the Tournament: Sutton

Spirit of the Tournament: Sutton

U11s All-Stars:

Netminder: Ryan Wardell (Billingham White Stars)

Defence: Tommy Spraggon (Billingham White Stars – MVP), Jack Black (Kilmarnock)

Forwards: Aiden Wison (Kilmarnock), Finlay Bradon (Billingham Red Stars), Jamie Carson (Scottish Prospects)

Spirit of the Tournament: Sutton

U13s All-Stars

U13s All-Stars

U13s All-Stars:

Netminder: Matty Bloor (Sutton)

Defence: Stanley Johnston (Elite Prospects), Josh Hamilton (Dundee)

Forwards: Aaron Smith (Elite Prospects), Ben Brown (Dundee), Jonathan McBean (Dundee – MVP)

Spirit of the Tournament: Sutton

The tournament organisers would like to thank all of the players, parents, officials, sponsors, volunteers and fans who contributed to a wonderful weekend of hockey – with another to come, the (hockey) future is looking bright this summer on Teesside!

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