Hall Of Champions
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U11 C Stingers - U11 C GHA House League Champions
U13 A Stingers - U13 A GHA House League Champions
U13 B Stingers - U13 B GHA House League Champions
U13 C Stingers - U13 C GHA House League Champions
Bantam A Stingers – Champs Of The 2020 Blue And Gold Tournament In Bradford
Bantam A Stingers – Champions Of The 2020 Sensplex Capital House Tournament
Atom A Stingers – Win 2020 CAN/AM Challenge Cup In Montreal
Atom B2 Stingers – Atom B1 GHA House League Champions
Atom B1 Stingers - 2019 Rockland Atom Tournament - Runners Up
February 19, 2019 - Congratulations to the Atom B1 Blackburn Stingers on their hard fought second place finish in Rockland's Atom Tournament.
Our Blackburn Stingers Atom B1 team went undefeated through 5 games of the Rockland Atom Tournament, setting up an exciting final against the Rapides de la Lievre. Down 2-0 with only minutes to go, Blackburn scored two quick goals, including the tying goal with 9.5 seconds left in the third period. The Stingers succumbed to the Rapides with 20 seconds left in double overtime.
We are proud of the team, coaches and parents, these players played their hearts out. Well done.
Midget A2 Stingers - West Nipissing Fall Classic Champions
November 18, 2018 - Congratulations to the Midget A2 Blackburn Stingers on their well-deserved victory in Sturgeon Falls and defending their title from last year’s tournament.
Even though the competition in the round robin was not overly challenging hockey wise the boys kept the pedal to the metal while playing with class and discipline. Every one of the boys brought their A game (pun intended) and it was very difficult to pick MVP's which is a great problem to have for Coaches. This is a great group of boys and it has been fun working with them so far and the Coaching staff is looking forward to the rest of the season.
Stingers Peewee A are GHA League Champions!!!
April 2018 – Building on a highly successful season, this hard-charging Blackburn Stingers Peewee A team finished 1st in its division, and powered through the playoffs to win the GHA League Championship in stunning style. In cementing a 5-4 comeback victory over Orleans in the final game, the Stingers’ Championship Team demonstrated greatness and resilience, and proved that success comes with a winning mindset. Prior to becoming crowned Champions, the Stingers persevered in highly competitive Round Robin playoffs. During the semi-finals, the Stingers imposed their will on Leitrim by outpacing, outplaying and outscoring the Hawks in a compelling 4-1 victory.
The Stingers’ combined season record of 32W – 5L – 2T with tournaments and playoffs, included winning the Championship at the Dukes Showdown, and being Finalists in Capital House League Championships. The team’s well-earned place in the BMHA Hall of Champions is directly attributable to a season-long commitment to conditioning, strong team play, hard work (and incrementally harder practices!), balanced contributions from all players and an unbreakable, positive attitude. “BEE-LIEVE!!!”
Congratulations to: (player top row, L-R) – Lorenzo, Brendon, Olivier, Jackson, Katie, Brady, Louis-Xavier; (player bottom row, L-R) – Nicholas, Mathieu, William, Isaiah, Justyn, Scott, Jayden; Our amazing goalie: Deelaka (“DEEEEEE-Laa-kaa”!!); and protégé goalie, Logan.
Coaches: Andy (head coach, middle right); Marc and Phil, and trainer Alain.
Novice B2 Stingers are Champions!
The hardworking Blackburn Stingers Novice B2 team was crowned Champions of the GHA House League Novice B 2017-2018 season. Congratulations to all, great work!
Bantam B Stingers' undefeated in 2018 Cumberland Dukes Tournament!
The Bantam B Stingers were champions in the Cumberland Bantam tournament on the weekend of February 9/11th. After winning five games, the team won the championship game in a shoot-out after triple overtime. Congratulations to all players and team officials for their success and for this team victory.
Congratulations on a well earned tournament win!
Novice A Stingers' undefeated in 2018 Gananoque House League Challenge Tournament!
On January 4 2018 the Blackburn Stingers Novice A team competed in the 2018 Gananoque House League Challenge. Through great teamwork, with a strong defensive presence, persistent offence and solid goaltending, the Stingers went undefeated in all 5 games played in the tournament. Taking 1st place in their division the Novice A Stingers scored an amazing 40 goals and won all games by shutout.
Congratulations on a well deserved tournament win!
Undefeated Stingers Win the Dukes Showdown!!
November 2017 – Peewee A’s Blackburn Stingers claimed the Championship in the 4th Annual Dukes Showdown Tournament at Sensplex Ritchcraft arena. The mighty Stingers scored an impressive 21 times and limited their opponents to a mere 3 goals throughout a tournament which featured a fine array of local association teams packed with young talent. This hard working Stingers team received praises from referees and opposing coaches alike for their commitment to hard work and clean play, fantastic goal-tending, strong D corps in both zone, and contributions from all forward lines in all areas of the rink. Well done, Stingers, in representing the BMHA with class!!
Congratulations to (player top row, L-R): Lorenzo, Brady, Justyn, Brendon, Isaiah, Scott, Katie, Jackson, (bottom row, L-R) Louis-Zavier, William, Mathieu, Jayden, Nicholas, Olivier, and our fabulous goalie, Deelaka.
Midget A Stingers' crowned Champions of the West Nipissing Fall Classic Tournament!
On November 19 2017 the Blackburn Stingers Midget A team were crowned Champions of the West Nipissing Fall Classic Tournament. The Stingers dominated their division in the round robin outscoring their opponents 16-1. The team was in a battle in the semifinals pulling out a last minute 3-2 win over KL Gold. With the Team Captain unable to play in the finals, everyone stepped up to defeat the East Nipissing Vipers 3-0. The most impressive part of this team was the discipline they displayed playing in a very physical tournament . This was a complete team effort from start to finish, playing a relentless style that wore down and frustrated every opponent they faced. Every player was dedicated to an all-around team game which made it very difficult for the coaching staff to single out one MVP.
Congratulations on a well-earned tournament victory!
Atom C Stingers' wins Silver in the Orleans Atom House League Tournament!
On November 12 2017 the Blackburn Stingers Atom C team won silver in the Orleans Atom House League Tournament. The team worked hard and played exciting hockey all throughout the tournament. Winning all but one of the round robin games by being bested by the undefeated Leitrim Hawks 2 team by 5 – 1.
Determined to put the loss behind them, the Stingers faced off against Leitrim again in the finals. A game the announcer called one of the most exciting evenly matched finals they've ever seen. The score was held at 0 - 0, with multiple chances for both teams to score that kept the spectators on the edge of their seats. Finally with only a few minutes left the Leitrim team scored taking the lead. The Stingers, not willing to give up, then pulled their goalie and put forth a fantastic effort that rewarded them with many scoring chances. As the clock ran out, Leitrim managed to escape their zone finally and score another goal on the empty net, winning the game 2 – 0. The Stingers would like to congratulate the Leitrim Hawks again for winning the championship and thank the Orleans Tournament staff and volunteers for putting on a great tournament.
Congratulations Atom C Stingers!
Bantam A Stingers' brings home the GHA League Championship Banner!
April 13, 2017 - After finishing First overall in the Bantam A division, it came down to the Stingers meeting the second place team, The Gloucester Centre Cougars in the GHA's House League championship game. Once again, The Cougars were no match for the Stingers’ constant offensive presence, commitment to team defence and MVP goaltending, which sent the Stingers cruising to a 3-0 Championship victory for a second year in a row.
Congratulations Boys, and Thanks for making Blackburn Proud!
Midget 'B3' Stingers Champions at the Metcalfe Jets Tournament
February 25, 2017 - The Midget B3 Stingers were champions in Metcalfe! The Stingers faced tough competition from Metcalfe, Cumberland and Pembroke during Round Robin play on Friday. It only got tougher on Saturday when they faced Orleans, another team from Pembroke, and finally South End. It was a determined team effort from start to finish with a remarkable 3 shut-out wins in a row on Saturday. The Coaching staff was proud of the team for being positive to each other and doing a great job motivating and congratulating each other on good plays and efforts. Not only did the team play well but it was complimented on numerous occasions by other teams, officials and parents on how well the players conducted themselves. They were a class act all around!
Congratulations Midget B3 Stingers!
Midget 'B2' Stingers Champions at the Cumberland Dukes Tournament
January 29, 2017 - The Midget B2 Blackburn Stingers were Champions in Cumberland. The Stingers faced teams from Kanata, Nepean and Cumberland in the round robin. They then faced Cumberland teams in the quarter finals, semi-finals and final. Even though the Duke's were playing in their barn, it wasn't enough to keep the Stingers from hoisting the cup!!
Congratulations Midget B2 Stingers!
Bantam A Stingers Champions at the 43rd Annual Hubert Seguin Cougar Cup!
January 23, 2017 - The Bantam A Stingers were crowned Champions in the 43rd Annual Hubert Seguin Cougar Cup, held at the Bell’s Sensplex East. The Stingers faced teams from Osgood-Rideau, Nepean and Pontiac in the round robin. They then faced a Stittsville team in the semi-finals and then met up with the unbeaten Nunavut Blizzards which they defeated them by a score of 2-0. This was an all around solid effort from each player and superb goaltending from Lanka and Aaron in order to win 3 consecutives games in a row to take home the prize!
Congratulations Bantam A for your Tournament Success!
Peewee A Stingers are Champions Again at the West Ferris Challenge Cup Tournament
December 15, 2016 - The Blackburn Peewee A Stingers returned to North Bay again this season to participate in the West Ferris Challenge Cup Tournament during the weekend of December 2-4, 2016. The team won the championship once again, wining all of their games over the course of the tournament. Each member of the team contributed over the course of the weekend and demonstrated strong team play and discipline, with very few penalties. Most importantly, the team had a lot of fun together, creating strong friendships that will help the group through the remainder of the season.
A special thanks to the coaches and parents who made the weekend enjoyable for the entire team.
Congratulations Peewee A for your Tournament Success!
Bantam A win the 12th Annual Holiday House League Tournament
December 11, 2016 - The BANTAM A BLACKBURN STINGERS were crowned Champions in the 12th Annual Holiday House League Tournament presented by the West End Hockey League and the Kanata Minor Hockey Association, held at the Bell’s Sensplex. In the first game versus the KANATA HOUSE LEAGUE HEROES the Stingers were down 3-1 after two periods of play. However, the team rallied to even out the score in the third period to walk away with a tie which grew the team’s confidence. In game two, facing the LAKESHORE TIGERS, they won the game with a score of 5-0. The team’s momentum kept building. The following day, they played their third round robin game against the SOUTH END CAPITALS and defeated them with a score of 7-0. This was enough to provide the Stingers first place overall and a Bye to the Semi Finals.The next opponent in the semifinals was the ORLEANS RUSH A2. At this point, The Stingers were like a freight train and came out on top with a 7-2 victory. The finals were against the ALMONTE THUNDER. The Thunder had only let in 3 goals in their 4 previous games of play while scoring 14 goals against their opponents. The Stingers were in for a challenge. The first period was a little worrisome for the Blackburn fans as Almonte scored the first goal of the contest. However, this would be proven to be their last as the boys took over and scored 5 unanswered goals to win the championship game with a final score of 5-1.
The success came from everyone playing very well and some excelling. The Matt, Nick and Jaden line lead the way with tremendous efforts in every shift and scoring the lion’s share of the goals. The Stingers came away from the tournament with 27 goals and only allowing 6 in 5 games.
A special thanks goes to the coaching staff and trainer for keeping the players focused and ready before, between and during the games.
Way to Go Stingers!!!
Bantam A Stingers' brings home the League Championship Banner
April 10, 2016 - After a hard fought season finishing Second overall in the highly competitive Bantam A division, it all came together in the playoffs, where over three games of Round Robin play the Stingers outscored their opponents 10-1. This resulted in a bye to the semi finals which turned into a nail biting 1-0 double overtime victory over Cumberland 3. The Stingers would go on to face their arch rival, the regular season’s 1st place Gloucester Cougars in the championship game. On this day, the usually high scoring Cougars were no match for the Stingers’ commitment to team defence and great goaltending, which sent the Stingers cruising to a 3-0 Championship victory.
This playoff run was all about team work, with strong contributions from the whole line up.
Congratulations Boys, and Thanks for making Blackburn Proud!
Bantam B1 Stingers – Do It Again! 2016 Cougar Cup Champions
January 17, 2016 - The Bantam B1 Stingers were crowned tournament champions for the second time this season. The team won the 2016 Cougar Cup Bantam B division on the weekend of January 15-17, 2016.
The tournaments started off with a 2-2 tie against the host Gloucester B2 team. Goals were scored by Simon D. and Jake S. In the second game, the Stingers were victorious over Leitrim by a score of 3-1. Goals were scored by Brendan S, Felix D and Austin T. In the third game, the Stingers took on the EPR Fusion. They raced out to a 3-0 lead with goals from Simon D, David L and Felix D. The team then held on for a 3-1 victory, to move onto the semi-finals. The semi-final vs Ottawa Centre was a nail biter and the team’s biggest challenge. The pace was fast furious with end to end action throughout the game. The game was finally settled in double overtime. All Star Forward Matthew H was the hero for the Stingers this time, collecting both goals in a heart stopping 2-1 victory. The finals saw the Stingers matched up versus the previously undefeated home team, Gloucester B1. Ethan C opened the scoring in the 1st period, with the Cougars quickly tying the game minutes later. The Stingers then got late 3rd period goals from Craig A and Jake S to take the lead. The team then held on for the 3-1 victory to take home the hardware. Game MVP for the Stingers went to Austin T. Hustler of the game went to Ethan C. Overall, the team had an amazing weekend. In the skills competition, the Stingers took home the Agility Relay race. The team was also represented in the All Star game by 3 players: Matthew H, Craig A and Isaac F.
Special thanks to the coaching staff for all their great work and having the kids ready to play all weekend, as well as organizing the kids for the All Star game and skills competition.
Congratulations Bantam B1 for your Tournament Success!
Peewee 'C' Stingers champions at the North Glengarry Stormont Tournament
January 9, 2016 - The Blackburn Stingers Peewee C team persevered at the North Glengarry Stormont Peewee C Tournament on January 9th, and came out on top as the ‘C’ level champions in a game against a team from Cornwall.
The end result was a shutout win of 2 to 0, with goals from Ryan H and Alec P. The shut out was a true team effort with solid defensive play by defensemen and forwards alike, and a great performance by goalie Nicolas R. Congrats to all players, coaches and team officials.
Congratulations Peewee C for your Tournament Success!
Peewee 'A' Stingers champions of the West Ferris Challenge Cup Tournament
December 7, 2015 - The Blackburn Peewee A Stingers were crowned champions of the West Ferris Challenge Cup with a dominating victory of 6-0. The tournament was held in North Bay, the weekend of December 4-6, 2015.
The tournament began with a decisive win of 3-2 over a local team, North Bay Advertisers with goals coming from Daniel N., Alek G. and Jacob A. Next up were the Northern Freedom from Kirkland Lake. The Stingers scored within 20 seconds of the opening period and then easily cruised to victory with a final score of 15-1. Jeremy V. led the charge with a hat trick and 4 assists. Kieran M. and Joshua W. also had hat tricks in this game. Sam L. and Liam E. had multiple goals and Alek G., Jacob S. completed the scoring for the Stingers. The Stingers 3rd opponent were the Warriors of West Carleton in a contest that saw goals from Daniel N., Samuel L., Jacob A. and Liam E. The Stingers controlled all 3 periods of play and won the game with a score of 4-1. The Championship game featured two undefeated teams, but in the end great goaltending and overall team performance was what made the final score 6-0 over the Rayside Balfour (Sudbury area) Wildcats. Liam E. led the way for the Stingers with a hat trick and Daniel N., Joshua W. and Evan H. each had 1 Goal apiece. Alexandre L. had the final say with a well deserve shut out.
A very special thanks to the coaching staff who guided the team to these victories.
Congratulations Peewee A for your Tournament Success!
Bantam 'B1' Stingers Champions of the Tournoi Des Collines Provincial Tournament
November 30, 2015 - The Blackburn Bantam B1 Stingers were crowned the champions of the Tournoi Des Collines provincial Tournament for the Bantam B division. The tournament was held in the Gatineau area, the weekend of November 27-29, 2015.
The tournament started with a victory over the one of the local teams, the Gatineau Barons. The team successfully won that game 6-3. Craig A. led the way with 4 points, including a hat trick in this game. Next up were the Lynx from St-Constant. The opponents were no match for the Stingers. The game was called due to the mercy, and an 8-1 victory for the Stingers. Will G., led the way with 3 points, including 2 goals. The final round robin game, was also an easy victory for the Stingers. They took this game 6-1 versus the Jets from St Hubert. Will G., had another big game with a hat trick in this one as well. The Stingers moved onto the Semi-Final, and were matched up against Gatineau, who were the wild-card entry. This game was not as close as the first game. The Stingers took the semi-final 5-0. Douglas Shepperd led the attack up front with a hat trick, and Isaac F. shut the door with a shutout. The final game was a mtachup of 2 teams that dominated their games upto this point. The Stingers took on the hometown team Les Coyotes Des Collines. After the player introductions and the national anthem, the Stingers raced out to an early lead, only 10 seconds into the game with Paul M. scoring for the Stingers. They kept it going with 2 more goals in the 1st period, with goals from Simon D. and Douglas S. After the first period, the home team fought back and showed quite a bit of character. They scored one in the second and early in the third, to make it close at 3-2. In the end, the Stingers held onto the victory and were serenaded as the Champions of the tournament.
It was a great effort by the entire team, with 12 players scoring a goal, and outscoring the opponents 28-7 in the 5 games. The kids worked hard every shift. A special thanks to the coaching staff who had the kids ready to play every game, every shift.
Way to go Stingers!!!!
Atom 'C' Stingers WIN 2015 Orleans Tournament
November 8, 2015 - The Atom C team advanced to the championship game after defeating the Nepean Falcons 5-2 in a must win game. The Stingers beat the Orleans Rush 2-1 in overtime after a goal by Khealan A., assisted by Zach T. and another stellar performance in goal by Morgan T.
Congratulations Atom C for your Tournament Success!