Photo courtesy of Compuware

Compuware 16U wins International Silver Stick title


By @MichaelCaples –

Thanksgiving weekend served as a time for food, family and football for most.

For the Compuware 16U team, it was about capturing a tournament title they’ve long been searching for.

The group that has recorded a Quebec International Pee Wee championship and a USA Hockey national championship won the International Silver Stick title this past weekend, adding another accomplishment to their list of hockey accolades.

To capture the prestigious ‘silver stick’ trophy, the Compuware 16U boys beat a Don Mills Flyers squad that had not lost a game all season. Ranked No. 1 in Ontario, the Flyers were 34-0-0 heading into the contest.

Compuware posted an undefeated record of its own, recording the following wins en route to a championship:

  • Compuware 2, Quinte Red Devils 1
  • Compuware 3, Hamilton Bulldogs 2
  • Compuware 5, Toronto Nationals 2
  • Compuware 5, Pittsburgh Penguins 1
  • Compuware 3, Mississauga Rebels 2 (quarterfinals)
  • Compuware 5, Toronto Marlboros 2 (semifinals)
  • Compuware 5, Don Mills Flyers 4 (championship, OT)

Noah Laba scored the game-winning goal in overtime in the championship contest; here’s a video clip:

 

As well as the tying goal from Jackson Truchan:

Sasha Pastujov, a Notre Dame commit and youngest brother of NTDP/Michigan forwards Nick and Michael, was named tournament MVP after recording 16 points in seven games. Linemate Dylan Duke, a Michigan commit, finished second in the tournament scoring race with 14.

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