The annual BHi Summer Showdown ball hockey tournament took place July 20-21 at BHi Brantford. Twelve teams clashed to compete in the Barn and Rec Divisions.
The Barn Division featured six teams including the perennial favourites, BDB, Vikings, and Flamingos. The standings after the preliminary rounds.
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- Tillsonburg Wolves 9 – London Ninja Turtles 1
- Flamingos 7 – Golden Jets 1
- BDB 5 – Tillsonburg Wolves 1
- Vikings 2 – Flamingos 0
- BDB 4 – Vikings 1
BDB would carry their momentum right into the finals opening the scoring in the first with two unanswered goals from Brandon Cain and Justen Pettipas. The Vikings would finally find the scoresheet in the second period on an unassisted goal by Matt Stairs. However, that is as close as the Vikings would get as BDB pulled away in the third with two more goals, enroute to a 4-1 victory, earning them the Barn Division Championship.
- 1st Star – Justen Pettipas – BDB
- 2nd Star – Matt Stairs – Vikings
- 3rd Star – PJ Fulsom – BDB
The Rec Division was a very competitive division, featuring a handful of strong teams including the Hamilton Outlaws, Hamilton Haze, and the Turtles. Standings after the preliminary round.
- Hamilton Knights 3 – Turtles 2
- Hamilton Haze 1 – Hamilton Ducks 0
- Hamilton Haze 3 – Hamilton Outlaws 0
- Hamilton Knights 4 – London Ducks 3
- Hamilton Knights 1 – Hamilton Haze 0 (3OT)
This game featured a standout performance by Knights’ netminder Steven Araujo, who stopped 30 shots for the shutout, and earned the Hamilton Knights the Rec Division championship. Kyle Robertson’s overtime goal was the difference maker, leading the Knights over the Haze in thrilling fashion.
- 1st Star – Kyle Reobertson – Hamilton Knights
- 2nd Star – Bryan Blancher – Hamilton Haze
- 3rd Star – Steven Araujo – Hamilton Knights