Minor Hockey Night This Friday, News (Saugeen Shores Winterhawks)

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Dec 27, 2023 | Winterhawks News | 714 views
Minor Hockey Night This Friday
Saugeen Shores Storm teams are invited to show their spirit as the Winterhawks take on the Creemore Coyotes this Friday night.

Minor Hockey Night is back by popular demand, and once again, minor hockey teams are encouraged to attend together as a team to cheer on the Winterhawks.

The team that shows us the most spirit will win a practice with Winterhawks players.

It's another early start time on Friday night - 7:30 p.m. - at The Plex as the Winterhawks take to the ice for a pivotal match-up against their new rivals in the Coyotes.

[PLEASE NOTE - printed schedules state a later start time, please disregard this, as the start time was bumped up to 7:30 p.m. after schedules were printed]

The rivalry was sparked last season during a rough & tumble playoff series that saw the Winterhawks prevail in six games, but has only grown this season.

Creemore has put the league on notice with an impressive 10-2-1 start to the season, good enough to be alone in second place entering the game.

The Winterhawks sit just two points back and will look to move even with Creemore on Friday night.

They have already met once this season, on Dec. 9th in Creemore. It was another rough affair that saw Creemore draw even late in regulation and then prevail in overtime, but also included a fight between the goalies.

There will also be a tribute to a minor hockey team of days gone by, one of the most successful squads in our community's history.

The Port Elgin Legion Juvenile "C" team won three consecutive WOAA championships between 1968 and 1970. The squad were all-Ontario finalists in '68, before a perfect run through the playoffs en route to the 1969 all-Ontario championship, repeating in 1970 with just one playoff loss.

Members of the team included: Jim Bell, Ron Bell, Ron Lamont, Wayne McGrath, Don McDermid, Barry Walker, Ken Dunlop, Bob George, Rick Schell, Dwight Smith, Jim Carr, Murray Maas, Jim McKinnon, Rick Ens, Jack Howe, Don Clouthier, Ed Matlock, Terry Dadswell, Dean Symons, Ross Myers, Terry Clouthier, Bob McKinnon, Coach Murray Sinclair, Manager Bob Bell.

Surviving members of the team will be on hand to unveil a new banner commemorating their dynasty during a pre-game ceremony.