The Walker’s Heating & Cooling U13 Rep closed the chapter on their Cinderella season this past weekend at the tier 1 OMHA championships in Kingston.

They played hard and gave everything they had but came up short, losing out in the semi-finals to tournament champions the Kincardine Kinucks.

The group finished tied for third overall. Throughout the season, this group of players have shown a tremendous amount of development and improvement. They became role models for our future Storm players and were always pushing to go above and beyond.

Setting our goals in the early days, we came home with more than we could have imagined. They were the first team to ever capture the International Silver Stick Championship in Forest, took home three of five tournament titles, and finished first in the Victoria Durham league in tier 1.

Big thanks to coaching staff: James Reilly, Shawn Walker, Marcus Rowe and manager Cynthia Hutchinson for the unwavering support. We are all very proud of what we have accomplished and have set the bar high.

Our parents deserve special recognition and I thank them for supporting our goals, encouraging positive attitudes, and keeping players focused. I wish this group nothing but the best for the future.

It’s been an absolute pleasure and a season I won’t soon forget.