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Point Edward Black Hawks U18 team Silver Stick finalists in Pelham

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Journal staff

The regional Silver Stick Champion Point Edward U-18LL Black Hawks traveled to Pelham last weekend to compete in the Silver Stick Finals.

“They worked their way to the Saturday night semi-final game against Simcoe with a 3-0-1 record in the seeding round, and sent them packing with a dominant effort to set up a Sunday afternoon final matchup against the Thornton Tigers,” said head coach Derek Jackson.

“Thornton came out flying early with a barrage of offence peppering goaltender Tom Guthrie who was equal to the task keeping his team within striking distance for the entire contest,” Jackson added.

“Veteran Nic Hocking ripped a shot past the Thornton goaltender early in the third period to tie the game at 3-3 and the game would remain tied until the Tigers Carter Nicholson scored with 3:38 remaining in the 3rd to take a 4-3 lead.

“The Tigers didn’t look back and held on to win the game and the Championship. The Black Hawks are very proud to be runners up to a very deserving champion Tigers team,” he said.

Pictured are (from left): Aiden Street, Brendan Barill, Nic Hocking, Nolan Mumford, Nate Shortreed, Kyle Churchill, Jony Flamminio, Carter Jackson, Tayler Mara, Owen Caley, Evan Ikert, Chase Crawford, Will Greer, Kaylan Duquette, Ben Crombeen, James Guthrie. Goaltenders in front: Peyton Burgess, and Tom Guthrie. Coaches are Paul Churchill, Derek Jackson and Trevor Guthrie. Not pictured is Trainer Rob Shortreed.

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