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SilverStick18 FINALteam photo 560Silver Stick final team, the Saugeen Shores Storm Pee Wee C, won their division final in triple overtime against the Lucan Irish with a score of 2-1, on the final day of the Girls Silver Stick Caitlyn Cobean Memorial Tournament, February 4. Dan Weigand photo

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​After three days of play at the Girls Silver Stick Caitlyn Cobean Memorial Tournament in Saugeen Shores, the February 4 division final at the Plex went into triple overtime with the Saugeen Shores Storm Pee Wee C team claiming the title in a 2-1 final against the Lucan Irish. Madison Wheeler was named Player of the Game.

Joining the Pee Wees in Silver Stick action were Saugeen Shores Bantam and Atom Storm C teams who performed well in their respective divisions.

The Silver Stick tournament was the third tournament of the season for the Pee Wees who came in second at tournaments in Stratford and Woodstock with a season record of 28 wins, 7 losses and 4 ties.

The memorial tournament is an annual event and is held in honour of former Saugeen Shores Storm and Silver Sticks athlete Caitlyn Cobean who passed away in 2008 at the age of 15 following a battle with brain cancer. This year’s tournament saw 35 teams and approximately 500 players from Midget, Bantam, Pee Wee, Atom and Novice divisions.

The Saugeen Shores Minor Hockey Associaton (SSMHA) provided a bevy of volunteers with games being played at the Plex in Port Elgin, the Southampton Coliseum, the Paisley Arena and Tiverton Arena.

The Rotary Hall at the Plex was also a busy place with a Pancake Breakfast provided by Caitlyn Cobean’s Community Crusaders (CCCC) as well as a SSMHA fundraiser raising over $3,000 for CCCC.

pee wee 12 560Brooklyn Quanz with a breakaway during the Pee Wee final. Hub photo

canada 560The Saugeen Shores Storm Atom team during the singing of the National Anthem performed by Cydney Morris, February 2, during the opening ceremonies of the Girls Silver Stick Caitlyn Cobean Memorial finals. Hub photo

cobean 560Announcer and Referee Dave Middleton (left) with Caitlyn Cobean’s family members Referee Dylan Cobean along with Rona and Jim Cobean during the Girls Silver Stick Caitlyn Cobean Memorial Tournament opening ceremonies February 2. Hub photo

Bantam Team 560The Saugeen Shores Storm Bantam C team ahead of their game against the TCDMHA (Chatsworth & District) Rebels February 2. Hub photo

bantam goalie 560Bantam goalie Emma Nason blocks a shot from a TCDMHA Rebel player February 2. Hub photo

atom 2 560Saugeen Shores Atom players Jayna Johnson and Cheyeene McNabb go after the puck during their game against the Ilderton Jets February 3.

atom 560Brennyn Bursey fights for the puck against Ilderton Jets’ Austyn Croucher February 3.

celebration 560Storm Pee Wee player Chloe Lalonde celebrated with teammates after her game winning goal against the Lucan Irish, February 4. Dan Weigand photo

Editor's note: The article originally stated that 16 teams took part in the tournament. The information has been corrected above.