Two In a Row! Major Bantam RS Champions, News (Whitchurch Stouffville Minor Hockey Association)

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Apr 08, 2019 | Charlene | 797 views
Two In a Row! Major Bantam RS Champions
The Major Bantam Stouffville Clippers RS team defended their 2018 title by winning the Stouffville Year Ender Bender for the second year in a row. They went undefeated in the tournament to claim the championship. The Clippers were the top seed of 12 teams after round robin play beating Newmarket 5-1, Kincardine 6-0 and Beeton 3-0. In a fast paced semi final the Clippers defeated the Niagara-on-the-Lake Wolves 3-0. The final game proved to be the toughest where the team faced a strong squad from Napanee in front of a packed hometown crowd at the Stouffville Arena. The game was close throughout but the Clippers held on to win 3-2 in great team effort. 

Special mention goes out to goaltender Jeffrey Harder who posted three shutouts in the tournament. The Clippers were highly motivated to succeed after a heartbreaking shoot out loss three weeks ago in the finals of the Anje Giajornio Niagara Tournament, ultimately claiming silver.  It was a milestone season for the team reaching the 30 win mark, posting an astounding 30-3-3 record.  Great way to end the year!