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Three on three hockey tournament said to be a success

The Sturgis hockey tournament brings out fun and competitive side of players.
Members of Short Sticks, the winning team in the 3-on-3 hockey tournament held in Sturgis, from left, were: Colby Nieckar, Brett Scebinski, Adam Stuart, Mitchell Madsen, Alex Nagy, Rod Serhan, Noah Tonn, Steven Geistlinger, Arden Jackabowski, and Brett Geistlinger. Missing: Jessie Walker and Evan Steppan.

STURGIS - The Sturgis Lacrosse 911 senior  team hosted a fun weekend three-on-three hockey tournament that featured six teams entered at the Sturgis Arena on Feb. 24 and 25.

“We had 10 teams originally entered, but four team pulled out, leaving is with six teams, All the proceeds raised are going to the Sturgis 9-1-1 Senior Lacrosse Team,” said Bo Babiuk, one of the organizers.

The teams were split into two divisions and each team played at least three games, one against every team in their division. Then the top two teams in each division played in a playoff.

Teams entered were, Backdoor Bandits (Sturgis), Gravy Train (Sturgis), Old Dawgs (Sturgis), Short Sticks (Preeceville), Flying Elbows (Sturgis) and Canoe Smashers (Sturgis).

Saturday evening featured a rib supper with socializing to conclude the weekend events.

“The tournament fundraiser was a great success and could not be done without all the volunteers who helped out. We are going to try and make this an annual tournament every year and are hopeful that it will get bigger and better,” stated Babiuk.

The Sturgis Lacrosse 911 senior team is set to begin its 2024 season in early August.