Today is the final day of competition in the regional Silver Stick tournament at Civic Arena in St. Clair Shores.
Teams will take to the ice at Civic Arena today for the final games of the regional Silver Stick tournament. Nearly 1,200 players, between 8 and 18 years old, from teams across the state have taken the ice in games held over the past two weekends. "In hockey, we consider this to be our Little League World Series," said Shawn Nicholson, vice-president of the St. Clair Shores Hockey Association which is the host organization for the tournament. Admission is free, and the last game scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m. today.
St. Clair Shores Civic Arena is hosting some of the top mite/novice hockey teams this weekend from the United States and Canada for the Silver Stick International Finals.
The rinks at Civic Arena will be filled this weekend with some of the top 7- and 8-year-old hockey teams from the United States and Canada for the Silver Stick International Finals. Teams from as far aways as Pheonix and Toronto began playing Friday, and will compete throughout the weekend in hopes of making it to the championship games Sunday. "This is a prestigous tournament," said Bill Selengowski, tournament director. "To get to an international tournament is an accomplishment." The tournament has been held in St. Clair Shores for 28 years, and is hosted by the St. Clair Shores Hockey Association. This year it includes 42 teams, with five of the teams from Michigan. The remainder are from other states and provinces. "This is very good …