The Stouffville Clippers, Midget AA hockey team, took on the Belle River Canadiens at the Ontario Minor Hockey Association finals.
Belle River, a team unfamiliar to the Clippers, proved to be a very strong squad. In five, very competitive games, the Clippers eventually fell short of a provincial championship, losing the final game by a 2-1 score.
“It was a tough way to end the year, but the team had lots of great wins during the season,” said Clipper officials. “The support from the community was amazing, with crowds of more than 650 per game.”
Photo: The Clippers include Brent Menzies, Evan Farrell, Ben Partridge, Nick Smith, Kevin Kozik, Braden Smith, Mike Freitas, Connor Hicks, Brydon Jewett, Rhys Garlough, Nolan MacInnis, Jacob Rintjema, Sam Atanackovich, Spencer Krabi, Colin Johnston, James Carlin and Tyler Ribi. Affiliate players are Liam Vogan, Jordan Romualdo, Rhys Patterson and Ryan Tammisto.