KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON–The final of the second Division 2 tournament was contested by Bear City’s #9 seeded Berlin Bombshells and Rideau Valley’s #3 seeded Vixens–the representative teams from Flat Track Stat’s #5 leagues in Europe and Canada respectively. Form suggested that Rideau should take the win after two very strong wins in the run-up to this, but Berlin were having none of it. They took the lead inside the first quarter and held it into the final ten minutes, but could not quite hang on. It went down to the final seconds of the final jam–but Rideau Valley took the game, and the tournament, 243-240.
KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON–While Berlin had not outperformed pre-tournament expectations as much as Gold Coast this weekend, they were still proving themselves to be formidable opponents. This was no exception against Killamazoo; while they almost let a large first-half lead slip away as a tight first period was followed by a much looser second that gave Berlin fans their usual palpitations, the final few jams were carried out nervelessly for the Germans’ most comfortable win of the weekend so far, 232-185.