Typhoons skate to become National Champions
The Typhoons Ice Hockey Club traveled down to Sheffield last weekend to compete in the top tier UK national championships. The club has never won a national title in the 10 years the club has been established, this year was sure to change that. After being ranked 1st in the national power rankings the team went into the weekend extremely focused on the final goal. Group play was physical and demanding but the team advanced into the semi-finals where they met Oxford University Blues. The Oxford team was fast and tough playing for the Typhoons, however the game went to penalties and the Typhoons came out on top.
Moving into the Finals, Typhoons were playing the highly anticipated University of London Dragons for the championship. The game was close as they come each team playing extremely hard and once again it came down to penalty shots. Postgraduate Zane Hassoun scored the winning goal to crown the Typhoons as undisputed National Champions. This was a special moment for the team after a tough year of competing the team won their National title.
This win came off the back of the Jonny Wookey Memorial Varsity Match where the Typhoons Ice Hockey Club won against Edinburgh Eagles in the annual match for alum Jonny Wookey who is no longer with us. The team have worked especially hard this last semester and we can’t wait for the next year of games to begin.