Petrolia Silver Stick officially opens

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Janice Trevail - the daughter of the Petrolia Silver Stick Tournament namesake - drops the puck at the opening ceremony Wednesday.

The Petrolia Oilers and the Mooretown Flags are the main event as the Earle Trevail Memorial Silver Stick officially opened Wednesday night in Petrolia.

Local politicians and International Silver Stick officials opened the three day tournament at the Greenwood Recreation Center with the opening ceremonies just before the Oilers and Mooretown – who had both notched their first wins earlier in the day – took to the ice.

During the event, Tyler McGrail and Nolan Patchett were awarded the Rev. Canon Menzies scholarship. Jen Weed, the daughter of Rev. Menzies and Rev. David Hewett, who currently serves at Christ Church Petrolia and is a sponsor of the scholarship, presented the award to the Petrolia players.

In action earlier today; Petrolia notched a 4-2 win over Ilderton and Mooretown topped Lambeth 5-4. East Lambton won its first game against 3-1 and then lost to the Lucan Irish 3-2.

The games start Thursday at 8 am, however Petrolia, Mooretown and East Lambton won’t be playing in Petrolia.

The Alvinston Regional Silver Stick also got underway today. The hometown East Lambton Eagles started the C tournament with an impressive 7-1 win over the Minto Mad Dogs. The Eagles’ second game of the day against St. Thomas ended in a 3-3 draw.

Games in Alvinston begin at 9 am with the Petrolia Oilers taking on Lambeth.

Lambton County Deputy Warden Brian White, Sarnia Lambton MPP Bob Bailey and Sarnia-Lambton MP Marilyn Gladu