The Major Midgets won the Silver Stick Regional tournament held in Brampton December 28-30, 2107. They now move on the Silver Stick International tournament in Sarnia on January 12-14.
The Avalanche started the tournament slowly with a 5-2 loss to the East Gwillimbury Eagles in their first game but then won four in a row to capture the Silver Stick title.
East Gillimbury 5, Avalanche 2
Avalanche 5, TNT Tornados 3
Avalanche 3, Bradford Bulldogs 2
Avalanche 6, Bradford Bulldogs 1
Avalanche 4, East Gwillimbury 2
The Avalanche lost 5 players to an overnight flu bug between the semis and finals and played the championship game with only 10 skaters. They gutted out a great win and beat East Gwillimbury by a score of 4-2 in the championship final.
First row: Nick D'Amico, Quentin DiBenedetto
2nd row: Nate Vandenheuvel, Nick Cotter, Jacob Stampfli, Liam Giacomelli, Jadon Aguanno, Matt Valaitis
3rd row: John MacDonald (coach), Rich Walters (coach), Cameron Fitpatrick, Rich Walters, Angus MacDonald, Lucas Gatto, Jason Aguanno (trainer)
Absent (sick bay): Connor Fillion, Graham Hebscher, Cameron Pavao, Aydyn Viegas, Callum MacDonald