The Marlboro Bantams travelled to Ottawa in style to participate in an Elite 8-team tournament.
Entered in the tournament were some very exceptional teams including the top U.S. ranked team Chicago Mission, 3rd ranked U.S. team Syracuse Nats, and the #1 ranked team from the province of Quebec, INTREPEDE de l’OUTAOUS.
The team coasted through the round-robin by winning all four games, including a victory over their Quebec opponents. In the quarter-finals they were matched against Eastern Ontario Wild who they defeated 4-0. Chicago Mission in the semi-finals offered little opposition and the team moved on to the finals with a 5-0 victory.
The finals matched Syracuse Nats against the Marlboros. It was a thrilling, see-saw final, but the boys prevailed, beating the Nats, 4-2.