BRADFORD Bulldogs ended their season in style by winning the prestigious Sheffield Under-16s Tournament and retaining the English Ice Hockey Association development award on the same weekend.

The Bulldogs took on seven elite junior teams from England, Scotland and Wales in the high-profile, two-day annual event and topped the table at the end of the group stage before facing rivals Sheffield Rapiers, who they had already beaten 2-1 in a nail-biter.

However, the Bulldogs stepped up their game another level in the final with a clinical display of puck movement and deadly finishing to win 6-2.

The previous day the EIHA held their annual meeting in Nottingham and announced that Bradford had won their development (North) award for the second consecutive year.

This award is recognition of the club's achievements in junior ice hockey and their commitment to developing players from the ages of five to 18.

Bradford head coach Andy Brown said: "We had a fantastic weekend to end the season, with our under-16s playing to the standard I know they're capable of.

"To also receive the development award for the second year running was a huge achievement for everyone associated with our club."