Islanders bring home national ice hockey title

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WHITLEY Bay Islanders Ice Hockey Club travelled to Sheffield for the annual national recreational ice hockey tournament – and came away winners.

The tournament consists of 15 teams from across the country playing eight games over the weekend in a round robin format.

After the Saturday’s games the Islanders were seeded one with three wins and a draw for the Sunday championships group.

On the Sunday the Islanders continued to play the best hockey of the tournament, winning all four games without conceding a goal and scoring seven – becoming the recreational champions of 2011.

The Islanders are currently competing in the Midlands Summer Cup and have the following home games coming up: August 14, Blackburn Falcons and August 21, Kingston Cobras; face-off at 4.15pm for all games, free entry and everyone is welcome to attend.

Anyone interested in training with the Islanders should contact Paul Scott on 07853 886103 for further details.