Bantams win Silver Stick

Peewees in semi-final tonight
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The Kincardine Tim-BR Mart bantam Kinucks are Silver Stick champions.

The Kincardine bantams celebrate after beating Listowel 3-1 this afternoon to claim the Kincardine Regional Silver Stick championship. (Josh Howald photo)

Kincardine earned a 3-1 win over Listowel this afternoon in front of a full house at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

The Kinucks handed Listowel its first loss all season en route to claiming the Kincardine Regional Silver Stick title.

After a goalless first period, Mitch Dickson opened the scoring off the rush. After making a nice move on a 1-on-1, Dickson got the Listowel goaltender moving the wrong way and beat him with a hard wrist shot from just inside the top of the circles.

Listowel tied the game with a power play goal 20 seconds into the second period. It was the only goal of the frame.

The third period was delayed when a pane of glass shattered after being struck with a skate during a collision in what was an extremely physical contest.

Jorrie Norman scored the game winning goal on a fluke play. His centring pass from behind the net with six minutes remaining put the Kinucks ahead 2-1.

Listowel was carrying the momentum, and enjoying a dangerous looking man advantage with four minutes to play when Kincardine caught a break. A Listowel defenceman stumbled at the point, and Norman broke loose from his own blue line.

His breakaway attempt bounced off the goalie and into the net to clinch the game for Kincardine.

Kinucks goaltender Pual Boyadjian, who made some key saves in the final minutes, was named the tournament's most vaulable player.

Kincardine now advances to the International Silver Stick tournament in Port Huron, MI.

Silver Stick action continues at the Davidson Centre tonight and tomorrow, with the novice and peewee championship games beginning at 9 a.m. tomorrow morning.

The Kincardine Legion peewees are playing in a semi-final match-up against Goderich at 6:30 p.m. tonight.

Should Kincardine win tonight, they will play in tomorrow's championship game at 1 p.m.

In the peewee "C" championship game, Mildmay beat Langton 4-2 and will advance to the International finals in Forest.