Bradford Bulldogs Ice Hockey Club ended its season in style by winning the prestigious Sheffield U16s tournament and being awarded the English Ice Hockey Association’s development award, in the same weekend.
The Bulldog U16s took on seven elite junior teams from England, Scotland and Wales in this high profile, two day annual event, held in Sheffield. The Bradford team topped the table at the end of the group stage and faced local rivals, Sheffield Rapiers, who they had beaten earlier in a nail biting 2-1 game. The Bulldogs stepped their game up another level in the final, with a clinical display of puck movement and deadly finishing in front of net, to take the title 6-2.
On Saturday, the English Ice Hockey Association held its AGM in Nottingham and announced that Bradford had won the EIHA Award for Development (North), for the second consecutive year. The award is recognition of the Club’s achievements in Junior Ice Hockey and its commitment to developing players from the ages of 5 to 18.
Andy Brown, Head Coach said “We have had a fantastic weekend to end the season, with our Under 16s playing to the standard I know they’re capable of and to receive the Development Award for the second year running was a huge achievement for everyone associated with our club”.
Bradford Ice Hockey Club are looking for additional Senior players for the new season 2015/16. If you are interested in joining, or would like to trial, please contact the Club’s Head Coach, Andy Brown, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also looking to appoint a new Senior Coach who will work alongside the Club’s Head Coach, in the development and training of the Senior Team, if you are interested in this position please also email Andy Brown at email@example.com.
Senior training will re commence for the Season 2015/16 on Wednesday 1st July on ice 10.30pm – 12 midnight.
The U14 Bradford Bulldogs Ice Hockey Team have cemented their season with triumph at the prestigious Sheffield Tournament, shortly after being crowned English National Champions.
Seven elite junior teams from England, Scotland and Wales all competed in this high profile annual event.
In the qualifying rounds, Bradford secured robust wins against Milton Keynes, Kilmarnock and Nottingham. The other teams proved more challenging adversaries. However, nail biting victories against Cardiff and Swindon and a 5-5 draw against Bradford’s arch-rivals, Sheffield Stormers, assured their place in the final against the Stormers.
Players from both sides were demonstrably weathered from the long weekend and the final proved to be a true battle of the strongest. When the buzzer sounded to conclude the match, Bradford celebrated their 3-0 victory in style.
The tournament concludes a fantastic season for the Bradford Bulldogs and the Club is currently looking to recruit new players aged five upwards to join them and help continue the success they have had.