The U9 Sunderland Stingerz captured a gold medal after hitting the ice at a tournament in Burlington.
The Stingerz went on an undefeated run through the round-robin portion, opening with a 9-2 win over Valley East before dispatching Sudbury by a score of 8-1. Sunderland also fought to a 5-5 draw against Caledonia, the club they would also meet in the finals.
This time, Sunderland skated off with a 7-5 win to capture the gold medals.
Team members include Taylor Chapman, Kaydence O’Grady, Katessa Mitchell, Georgia Buchanan, Kaylee Martin, Addison Windebank, Britton Pearce, Fiona Kennedy, Aubrey Underwood, Taylor Campbell, Ria Curtain and Lauren Eavis.
The coaching staff is comprised of Derrick O’Grady, Lucy Bennett, Kim Underwood and Kathy Keady-Eavis.