Building on a very successful season, the well balanced and highly team-focused Blackburn Stingers Atom B2 group won the GHA Atom B1 Division Championship with a close 2 – 1 win over the Gloucester Cougars B2.
The Stingers’ “believe in each other, encourage each other and never give up” mantra served them well in their championship season. After being behind 1 – 0 by the end of the second period, the Stingers took charge in the third by scoring two unanswered goals to win the game. This hard-fought win happened just three days after loosing 3 – 1 to the same Cougars team in the Canterbury End of Year Atom B Super Series championship game.
The Stingers’ impressive season saw only one GHA league loss and no playoff losses. The team had a combined 25W, 4L, 5T record including regular season, playoffs and tournaments.
This team’s well-deserved place in the BMHA Hall of Champions is a direct result of hard work, confidence, team-work, contribution from ALL players and a strong positive attitude towards each other and opponents.
Congratulations to: Mattieu, Alexi, Luke, Felix, Jack, Marc, Cameron, Maxime, Vincent, Neill, Simon, Leo and Elijah
Coaching staff: Eric, Michel, Jon, Travis, Jeff
Absent in photo: Dave, Bart, Mike, Natasha