MILLBROOK – Six Nations Midgets returned from the Hillbrook Midwinter Classic Hockey Tournament with a silver medal finish from among 24 teams from throughout Ontario.
The tournament was held Feb. 10 to Feb. 12 and included a skills competition which Six Nations three of the five skills competed for from three members of each participating teams.
The Six Nations Blackhawks opened the tournament with a 5-3 win over Cumberland which was followed by a 6-0 win over Grafton. Saturday’s games began with the Blackhawks winning 3-0 over Toronto.
The afternoon was set aside for the skills competitions. Six Nations’ Riley Martin won for shooting accuracy, Sandy Porter won puck handling and Vaughn Montour won for goalie skills.
Sunday they were back on the ice at 8 a.m. when they defeated Dorchester 3-1 and at 12:30 p.m. they made it to the gold medal game with a 5-3 win over Newcastle.
In their third game of the day, Six Nations lost a close 4-2 decision to Cumberland to earn the silver.
“It was a tough loss but a combination of getting a little gassed and penalties hurt us, says coach Steve Montour. “We played most of third period shorthanded.”
Riley Martin, Sandy Porter and Rycol Davis each notched hatricks over tournament.