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It isn’t every day a Saugeen Shores house league team wins a $10,000 contest and still anything is possible when you speak with Head Coach Bryan Tedford of the Ziegler Castle Lumber Peewee Girls team.

The team entered the Hockey on the Hill contest knowing that prior to any hockey being played, the requirements included a 30 second video and an essay as well as being selected over every other entry in Southern Ontario.

Saugeen Shores Storm team will now be entered into the Bell Capital Cup Canada 150 Division and are guaranteed a minimum of three games, one of which will be played on the temporary Canada 150 rink built onto the grass front to Parliament Hill.

The value in the contest win is translated into transportation and accommodation costs. The girls’ enthusiasm as seen in the video clip is duly rewarded by this end of year trip of a lifetime for these young peewees and the commemorative Canada 150 Ottawa International Hockey Festival jerseys they will sport when returning home on New Year’s Eve.

These girls with their incredible spirit just want to have fun and they will with special thanks to their parents’ efforts, a non-assuming videographer friend and their Manager Elisha Patey who, Tedford agrees, did most of the work. This team needed all of its players and coaches performing well and to that end Coach Tedford stepped up his game by composing The Saugeen Shores Hockey Poem.

The Saugeen Shores Hockey Poem

We are a hockey team from Saugeen Shores,
We play Peewee house league girls.

Hockey is the sport we love to play,
Whenever we play hockey it’s a great day.

Proud Canadians we very much are,
Hoping to meet Canadian teams from afar.

Playing in the Ottawa International Hockey Festival we hope to do,
Chosen to represent southern Ontario region would be so cool too.

Our team from Saugeen Shores is called the Storm,
With lots of practice we will be in good form.

Our player of the game wears a bright orange vest,
It doesn’t matter if we win having fun is what’s best.

The sound the skate blades make as we carve the ice,
Gives us a thrill each time it sounds so nice.

Passes, wrists shots, slap shots we can do much more,
If the coach would let us we would play until our feet were sore.

Hockey is the favourite sport in this country we love,
We can’t imagine any sport that will ever rise above.

Canada is one hundred and fifty years old this year,
The country is getting better with age it is clear.

The country and the players are not perfect it is true,
Working hard to improve is what we are striving to do.

Playing a hockey game on parliament hill,
To be honest would be an absolute thrill.