The U11LL Carquest Highland Storm participated in their home Silver Stick tournament this past weekend in Haliburton.
The Storm started the tournament off with an early game at 8 a.m. against Bancroft. This game was a hard-fought affair. Bancroft opened the scoring half-way through the first period. The Storm answered with two shorthanded goals by Reed Brown less than a minute apart. The goals were assisted by Nolan Frybort, Brayden Collins and Harper Hamilton. Bancroft responded at the beginning of the second and nearing the end of the period, the Storm answered back with a goal by Jaxon Demerchant, assisted by Brown and Hamilton. There was no more scoring until late in third when Bancroft scored twice to take the 4-3 win.
In game two, the Storm faced off against eventual tournament champs Apsley. The Storm tried their best but lost in the end. The scoring for Apsley was held in check by amazing goaltending by Nathan Lowe. The Storm was able to sneak two goals by the Apsley goalie, from Brown and Demerchant, assisted by Kora Reid and Madison Foisey
In the third and final game, the Storm played Ennismore. The Storm won this game 9-6. The Storm had the following goals: by Brown (4), Demerchant (2), Reid, Foisey, and the game-winner by Raelyn Adlam. Goals were assisted by Brown, Adlam, Reid, Frybort, Bobby Walker and Hamilton. The Storm fell a little short to play in the finals, however they showed great determination and never gave up.