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.
The Bulldogs were invited over to the new Seagulls rink for a pre-season training session on Saturday. A collection of U12’s, U14’s and U16’s enjoyed a total of around 2 hours of training with all players getting plenty of valuable ice time and experience. An excellent rink which is soon to be further enhanced with the building of a new spectator stand and separate warm up pad. We wish them every success in their debut year!
Several players were presented with medals last Saturday by Head Coach Andy Brown at the end of the gruelling Bradford Ice Hockey Camp. Daniel Johns (aged 6) received the Most Improved Player Award and Lydia Lutwyche (aged 6) was presented with Spirit of the Camp Award. Both players have since signed up for the Bulldogs and will be playing for the U10’s. We wish them luck for the new season!