When it rains, it pours for Kilkenny Storm who brought their form from last season to the fore again this past weekend to clinch two more national league titles.
The city club claimed the Inline Hockey Ireland Under 15A and Under 18 league titles on Sunday. Kilkenny Storm’s Under 18s topped their league with 27 points from 12 games, four clear of chasing rivals Cork Wolfpack (Blue), dropping only two games all league season, including three wins from three games over the weekend in Portadown before traveling to Belfast to train with the national ice hockey squad.
Storm opened Sunday’s games at 9am with a 4-0 win against Flying Ducks bfeore taking a 3-1 win over Bangor Chiefs. The finished out Sunday with a 2-1 win over Cork Wolfpack Blue to finish the regular league season with a 10-2 record. They’ll now meet Bangor Chiefs in the divisional playoffs on June 17 at 2pm.
For the Under 15s, it was a busy day in Mullingar on Saturday, starting with a 4-3 win over Cork Wolfpack for the A side, followed up by a 6-2 victory over Cork Wolverines for Kilkenny Storm B. The B team finished out with a heavy 15-6 defeat to Clare Badgers. The results mean that Kilkenny Storm A claim the U15 A league title, unbeaten for the season with six wins from six, and they will now play Clare Badgers in the Under 15 playoff semi-final also on June 17.