Sarnia’s North American Silver Stick Finals get underway Friday, with more than 60 teams playing at arenas across the city.
Teams from across the U.S., Ontario and Quebec will face off for a full slate of games in the U11 (AAA, AA, A) and U18 (AAA, AA, A) divisions.
Opening ceremonies take place at the Pat Stapleton Arena at 5:30 p.m. on Friday
Semi-finals and championship games will be held on Sunday.
Sarnia has teams in the U18A, U18 AAA, U11 A, U11 AAA divisions.
Silver Stick— a longstanding tradition that unites players from the U.S. and Canada, was created by Canadian athlete Jack Kinsella who wanted an international tournament celebrating “citizenship and international goodwill.”
Border cities were lobbied in the early days to host Silver Stick tournaments, and in 1961 the Bantam and Peewee finals were played in Port Huron, Michigan, with support from Sarnia.
Not long after, Sarnia earned its own divisions, becoming home to the Atom and Midget finals in 1969.
For a full list of games, visit: https://silverstick.org/Tournaments/15844/Sarnia_Boys_Finals/