Tournament Report: 12s & 14s
BILLINGHAM Ice Hockey Club hosted the second of its Junior Tournament weekendsÂ for the under-12s and under-14s age groups over the weekend of 27th/28th June.Â This time the visitorsÂ to the Forum wereÂ Coventry, Dundee, Steeldogs and SuttonÂ at U12 level; andÂ Hull, North Ayr, Steeldogs and SuttonÂ 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:
Semi-final 1: Dundee defeat Coventry
Semi-final 2: Steeldogs defeat Billingham
Final: Dundee 4 Steeldogs 3 after sudden death penaltyÂ shotsÂ (2-2 after regulation and OT)
The home fans had something to cheer about when Billingham won the U14s trophy:
Semi-final 1: Billingham 8 North Ayr 0
Semi-final 2: SuttonÂ 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.
Netminder: Dan Norton (Coventry)
Defence:Â Tommy SpraggonÂ (Billingham), Sean Morris (Steeldogs – Gold Shirt)
Forwards:Â Rio PageÂ (Dundee),Â Toby FisherÂ (Steeldogs),Â Jonathan McBeanÂ (Dundee)
Spirit of the Tournament: Sutton
Netminder:Â Jack WakefieldÂ (Steeldogs)
Defence: James Hellens (Billingham),Â Joe HazeldineÂ (Steeldogs – Gold Shirt)
Forwards: Ethan Hehir (Billingham),Â RyanÂ ApsleyÂ (Sutton),Â Dannie NewloveÂ (Hull)
Spirit of the Tournament: North Ayr
A gallery of selected images courtesy ofÂ David NertneyÂ 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.