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The annual Chris Knott Memorial Hockey Tournament celebrated its 20th anniversary over the weekend at The Plex in Port Elgin.

The tournament is dedicated to Christopher Knott a resident of Port Elgin who played for the Kincardine Bulldogs and passed away in a diving accident in 1996.

Organizers of the event wanted to do something special for the 20th anniversary and on Saturday November 21 there was a friendly alumni game between the Kincardine Bulldogs and Chris’ former teammates from Port Elgin minor hockey, with his brother Kevin Knott playing goalie. The final score of the game was 8-7 in Port Elgin’s favour.

The annual tournament at The Plex saw seven teams play, two from Saugeen Shores with the Atom and Peewee divisions, and five from towns such as: Lucan, Paris, Chatsworth, Mooretown and Walkerton.

There was also a Skills Competition on Saturday, MC’d by Brett Martin, that saw the Walkerton Capitals team win all but one award which went to Saugeen Shores Storm Peewee player Adam Perry.

The Atom final was between the TCDMHA Rebels (Chatsworth) and Saugeen Shores Storm B with TCDMHA winning 4-1. The Peewee final was between the Lucan Irish and Saugeen Shores Storm with Lucan winning 3-0.

Organizers for the event said the tournament ran smoothly and wanted to thank Referee Burnie Gill, who donated his time for the alumni game, as he had refereed those same boys 20 years ago. Organizers also gave thanks to Boston Pizza for sponsoring both the skills competition and alumni game.GroupDylanCoreyColby