Tournament Report: 12s & 14s

BILLINGHAM Ice Hockey Club hosted the second of its Junior Tournament weekends for the under-12s and under-14s age groups over the weekend of 27th/28th June. This time the visitors to the Forum were Coventry, Dundee, Steeldogs and Sutton at U12 level; and Hull, North Ayr, Steeldogs and Sutton at U14 level.

The U12s tournament brought a tournament victory for the Stars… but not for Billingham as Dundee took the trophy after a nailbiting final against Steeldogs:

U12s tournament winners: Dundee Stars

U12s tournament winners: Dundee Stars

Semi-final 1: Dundee defeat Coventry

Semi-final 2: Steeldogs defeat Billingham

Final: Dundee 4 Steeldogs 3 after sudden death penalty shots (2-2 after regulation and OT)

The home fans had something to cheer about when Billingham won the U14s trophy:

U14s tournament winners: Billingham Stars

U14s tournament winners: Billingham Stars

Semi-final 1: Billingham 8 North Ayr 0

Semi-final 2: Sutton 3 Steeldogs 2

Final: Billingham 4 Sutton 1

All-Star teams were announced before the finals, with jerseys presented by Stars Director of Coaching Terry Ward and General Manager Allen Flavell.

U12s All-Stars

U12s All-Stars

U12s All-Stars:

Netminder: Dan Norton (Coventry)

Defence: Tommy Spraggon (Billingham), Sean Morris (Steeldogs – Gold Shirt)

Forwards: Rio Page (Dundee), Toby Fisher (Steeldogs), Jonathan McBean (Dundee)

Spirit of the Tournament: Sutton

U12s Spirit of the Tournament: Sutton

U12s Spirit of the Tournament: Sutton

U14s All-Stars

U14s All-Stars

U14s All-Stars:

Netminder: Jack Wakefield (Steeldogs)

Defence: James Hellens (Billingham), Joe Hazeldine (Steeldogs – Gold Shirt)

Forwards: Ethan Hehir (Billingham), Ryan Apsley (Sutton), Dannie Newlove (Hull)

Spirit of the Tournament: North Ayr

U14s Spirit of the Tournament: North Ayr

U14s Spirit of the Tournament: North Ayr

A gallery of selected images courtesy of David Nertney can be found on the Stars Facebook page.

The Northern Echo recently published a report on the Stars U14s recent successes – click here to read.

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. A report on the final junior tournament for the U10s age group will be published shortly.

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