Here is what Parry Sound Minor Hockey teams were up to this weekend.
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The Ritchie Insurance Bantams took part in the Regional Silver Stick in Wasaga Beach over the past weekend. The team skated to an easy 17-0 win over Oro in their first game on Friday morning. A highlight of this game was the double-hat trick scored by Anthony Gognavec, with one of the hat tricks coming while the team was short-handed! Parry Sound faced home-town Wasaga Beach on Friday afternoon and again came out with a big 5-1 win. On Saturday, they played Ayr. This was a close-matched pairing and despite already winning 2 games, Parry Sound needed a win or a tie to guarantee themselves a birth in the semi-finals. Parry Sound came out on top with a nail-biting 4-3 win over Ayr, sending them to the semi-finals Sunday morning – again facing Ayr. The boys showed that they really wanted a spot in the finals, and managed a 2-1 victory. The final game was Sunday afternoon, against Penetang. Penetang scored first, but Parry Sound tied it up 2 minutes later. Parry Sound got two more goals in the first period, to take a 3-1 lead but Penetang came within 1 late in the first. Going into the second period with a 3-2 lead, Parry Sound scored two more times to make it 5-2. Penetang never gave up and nabbed another goal in the second. Parry Sound took a 5-3 lead into the third period, with parents and fans on the edge of their seats! Penetang again got within 1 goal in the third period, but Parry Sound nabbed an insurance goal midway through the period, to win the game 6-4. Adam Badger was named MVP after a four-goal performance in the final! The team now moves on to the International Silver Stick on January 24-26, in Forest, Ontario
The Brokerlink Midgets were also in Wasaga Beach for the regional silver stick tournament. The team tied Oro 2-2 in their only game on Friday. On Saturday morning, they beat Penetang 5-2 then tied Wasaga Beach 1-1 in the afternoon. On Sunday they played a semifinal game against Penetang and won 3-2. They faced the home town Wasaga Beach team in the finals where they fell just short in a 2-1 loss
On Saturday, the Optimist Novice team travelled to Huntsville to take on the Otters. They played hard but fell 6-0
Here at home, rec league hockey ruled the Bobby Orr Community Centre for the Bob Beaumont mid-season tournament. In the Junior Rec division, Parry Sound Auto Parts won 6-1 over McNabb’s Home Building Centre in the final. The finals for the IRL saw Carpets and Colours edge Parry Sound Insurnace 4-3. And in the SRL, Doherty’s Masonry beat Parry Sound Muskoka Auto Parts 14-6 and downed Canadian Tire 10-1.