By Darryl G. Smart
It was as perfect a weekend as it gets for the Langton Minor Hockey Leafs atom local league team.
The Leafs capped an amazing run by capturing the International Silver Stick atom local league championship in Pelham over the weekend.
With a ton of momentum from capturing the regional tournament in Georgina, the Leafs again went undefeated to win the International Silver Stick title.
The tournament began Thursday for the Leafs, who handed the cayuga Stars an 11-0 loss, before edging out the Petoskey Northmen, from Michigan 8-7.
Friday was another busy day for the Leafs. They began with a 9-3 win over the Aylmer Flames and then a 7-0 shutout over the Penetang Flames.
The undefeated round robin record put them in the semifinal, which they won 8-5 over the Kanata Blazers on Saturday. That set the stage for the final, which pitted them against Lambton Shores. After a scoreless first period, the Leafs offence got rolling and they took home the International Silver Stick title thanks to a 3-0 victory.
The team includes coaches: Bryan Hall, Ray Stewart, Brian Casier, William Arthur, and players: Joaquim (Joey) Crowder, (goalie) Simon Stewart, Blair Hall, Sadie Casier, Chelsea Spriet, Brodie Arthur, Michael Gladu, Owen Bari, Connor Thompson, Jason Cook, Noah Toth, and Kyler Kirby.
The Delhi Rockets Hockey atom local league team also made it to the International Silver Stick tournament thanks to its regional win on Haliburton.
The Rockets got to play several teams from all over North America, and went 1-4 on the weekend.
They lost 4-3 to the Wingham Ironmen, 4-1 to the Kanata Blazers, 4-3 to Orange County, from San Jose, CA, and 13-1 to the Gladwin Galdiators, from Michigan.
The Rockets win of the tournament came Friday, a 5-1 decision over the Haward Huskies, from Maryland.
The Tillsonburg Tornadoes atom local league team came home with silver medals after beating the Ironmen 4-0.
In the tier 1 championship game against the Gladiators, the Tornadoes dropped a 5-4 decision.
The Tornadoes tied Lambton Shores 1-1, lost 5-1 to the Penetang Flames, tied the Gladiators 2-2, beat the Cayuga Stars 5-1.
The Cayuga Stars had a tough go of things in the atom local league side, going 0-4.
They lost 11-0 to the Leafs, 2-0 to the Aylmer Flames, 3-0 to the Northmen, and 5-1 to the Tornadoes.