1999-2000

B&H Cup winners

B&H Cup winning squad

The first part of this season saw the Storm battle their way through the Autumn Cup (sponsored by B&H). The team’s efforts culminating in a victorious appearance in the final at Sheffield on December 4th. ┬áThe score was 3-3 at the end of the third period, overtime couldn’t split the Storm and the London Knights, and the tie came down to penalties. Frank Pietrangelo saved all of London’s shots … and Rick Brebant scored for the Storm.

Autumn Cup press and video of the penalty shoot out can be seen / read here

Frank Pietrangelo and Rick Brebant

Frank Pietrangelo and Rick Brebant

In the European Hockey League (EHL) Storm found themselves in the toughest group yet and, despite some great efforts, collected just two points from six group round games.

The Storm were unable to retain the Superleague Championship finishing the League season in third place – with the Championship going to Bracknell Bees. The Play Offs were the low point of the season with the Storm only managing one win from six games to total 5 points and a bottom place finish. At the end of season Awards Mark Bernard was named the player of the year.

Mark Bernard

Mark Bernard