U12BB wins GOLD in Welland Tournament, News (South Simcoe Minor Hockey Association)

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U12BB wins GOLD in Welland Tournament
This past weekend our U12BB South Simcoe Storm participated in their first tournament of the season - The Welland Little NHL.

Day one was an eye opener, and The Storm went back to the hotel with a tie and a loss and a lot of self-reflection.   A few games of bowling and laser tag later - the U12BB kids were reminded of the team goals that had been laid out and the steps they all agreed to take to achieve them.

Day two was an entire do or die scenario with our backs against the wall for an early morning game against the current tournament leaders – The Hamilton Huskies.  With two team members having birthdays and each asking for a win – the bar was set high! The boys fought with an extra level of focus and effort to secure a 5-0 win with five different goal scorers, proving to themselves that wins come with teamwork.

The newfound determination carried through the day with a tough 3-1 win against the Upper York Admirals which granted two birthday wishes along with a trip to the finals where the Hamilton Huskies would get their chance at a rematch.

With a nervous start the kids went down a goal early to the Huskies and could have folded to the intense level of play.  However, The Storm fired up and the commitment to defense made sure that was the last Hamilton goal of the day.  The boys, with the greatest fan base behind their backs, pushed on for 4 straight goals to win their first tournament of the year and for some the first tournament of their lives. This, they will never forget.

Thank you to the parents, family, and fan support, who always remained positive. Without you the boys wouldn’t have had the confidence to get up and keep pushing forward.  Big shout out to the tendy tandem of Lucas and Maks who only let in 7 goals in 5 games.  We look forward to a great season.

Teamwork wins championships, and champions drink from the cup!

The proud coaching staff of the U12BB
 
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