Stoney Creek Bantam Warriors are ranked third in Ontario
The Stoney Creek Jr. Warriors ‘98 Bantam AA team has enjoyed a great start to this hockey season. The team won the Vaughan Rangers Early Bird Tournament in September and recently won the Humberview Huskies Scotiabank Invitational Tournament — going undefeated in each.
The team also travelled to Troy Michigan in late September to play in the prestigious Rumble on the Rink Tournament. The event featured over 40 of the top teams in their age group. Once again the Warriors made it to the finals only to suffer a close 5-4 loss to the Plymouth Stingrays. The Stingrays were ranked the #1 Bantam AA team in the USA. The Bantam Warriors currently find themselves ranked third in Ontario with a 23–2–2 record.
Stoney Creek Minor PeeWee’s go undefeated to win back-to-back Ace Bailey Tournament
The Stoney Creek Minor PeeWee AE Warriors were relentless in their goal of successfully defending the Ace Bailey Championship. The team went four and zero by defeating the Hamilton Tigers to take first in the Minor PeeWee division.
This team is comprised of an extremely talented group of eleven-year-old athletes who proved to all of us that when they work together, they can accomplish anything.
Just as impressive was the team’s dedication to helping the tournament Food Drive. The boys helped raise the most food out of all 74 participating teams.
Stoney Creek Novice AEWarriors: Champions!
Championship Game – Stoney Creek Warriors 6, Whitby Wildcats 5 — and a well-deserved victory for the home team Novice AE Warriors during the 27th annual Ace Bailey Tournament held in Stoney Creek, October 18 to 21, 2012.
This Novice AE team, one of the youngest in its age group, consists of two 6-year-olds, seven 7-year-olds and eight 8-year-olds. The Warriors entered the Ace Bailey home venue hoping to be competitive against other Southern Ontario teams in the all 8-year-old age group and make their home centre proud — and that they did!
After their first two scheduled games in round robin play against Flamborough (4-3) and Innisfil (5-0), they found themselves on top of their division waiting to see whom they’d they face next. It ended up being the team from Waterloo and the Warriors beat them 4–3 thereby earning a berth in the Championship game. Their next opponent was the heavily favoured Whitby Wildcats who had reached the final by destroying all their opponents with minimal effort.
The tone was set early in getting prepared, focusing on bringing their best to this game, not to giving up at any point, and having fun — everything else would turn out fine. Win or lose, the coaching staff and parents were beyond proud of their little Warriors.
Finding themselves down 2-0 early in the game (not one head was down), they were still ready to play, with great support from the stands and their community. After exchanging back-and-forth goals, the Warriors tied it up with a minute to go and forced the game into overtime, a first for both teams. With 30 seconds left in overtime, the Warriors managed to get it past the Whitby defence and “river”, then took it home on a breakaway to finish what most thought would not happen.
PeeWee AA Jr. Warriors are Essex champions!
The Stoney Creek Jr. Warrior Peewee AA team had an exciting start to its season winning the Essex Early Bird Tournament, played September 21 to 23, in Essex, Ontario.
The team put together a dominating performance amassing a 5 win, 0 loss record, with four shutouts. The Warriors capped their weekend with a 4-0 victory over the London Bandits in the final.