FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Three Fort Wayne Amateur Hockey Association teams will be competing in the International Silver Stick tournament over the next 2 weekends.
The Parkview Sports Medicine Force 12U (2006), 12U (2007) and 10U (2008) teams qualified for the prestigious tournament after winning Mid-Am Regional qualifiers in at the SportONE/Parkview Icehouse in December.
The PSM Force 12U (2006) is playing in the Port Huron international finals. They won the 12U A Division Championship at the regional tournament, going 4-1 that weekend, and edging two Ohio teams by one goal in both the semi-final and the final.
The PSM Force 12U (2007) is playing in the international rounds in Pelham, Ontario, Canada. The travel league team finished undefeated at the Mid-Am Regional, outscoring their opponents 31-10 in 5 games. It is this team’s first Mid-Am Regional title and international berth.
The PSM Force 10U (2008) team is playing in the international final in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada on Jan. 18-20. The Force won the 10U A Division Championship at the Fort Wayne regional with a 4-0-1 mark in tournament play; including a 6-0 championship game victory.
The PSM Force 8U Select Blue (2010) team won the 8U Red Division Championship at the regional in Troy, Ohio, but elected not to go to travel to the International Silver Stick tournament.
The International Silver Stick tournament started in 1958 with roots dating back years prior. Each year, 15 U.S. regionals and 28 Canadian regionals are held with champions in several divisions advancing to 8 boys international finals, 4 girls international finals and a sled hockey international finals.
International finals for sled hockey will take place Feb. 10 and 11 at SportONE/Parkview Fieldhouse. The Turnstone Flyers will be hosting and fielding a team.
Last year, the Parkview Sports Medicine Force 14U (2004 & 2005) was the first Fort Wayne team to ever win an International Silver Stick, and was the only U.S. team to do so in 2018.
Parkview Sports Medicine partners with the Fort Wayne Amateur Hockey Association to provide more ice time, weekly hockey skills sessions, dry-land sports performance training and athletic training services.