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Sunday, October 2, 2022
Sports: Paperweight Thunderhawks finish season with Pelham tourney
Players and coaches on the Niagara Thunderhawks paperweight team after their final game at the Pelham tourney.
Players and coaches on the Niagara Thunderhawks paperweight team after their final game at the Pelham tourney.

Tracey Hope
Special to The Lake Report

The Niagara Thunderhawks paperweight division lacrosse team finished their inaugural season by competing in the Pelham Future Stars tournament July 22 to 24.

It was their first-ever sports tournament for the majority of the boys and girls, which was exciting to be a part of.

In the regular season, the team, coached by Gary Friesen, James Sticca and Jared Hope, was 3-3-1.

Competition in the tournament was stiff but the Thunderhawks played their hearts out.

A huge shout out to goalies Hunter Konopka and Benjiman Hussey for their unwavering commitment against some extremely tough opponents.

Player of the Game awards for the tournament went to Tessa Froese, Noah Sticca, Auston Cwiertniewski and Bennett Hope.

The paperweight Thunderhawks players are: Arlo Kaposy, Auston Cwiertniewski, Benjamin Kirkness, Benjiman Hussey, Bennett Hope, Brock Friesen, Carmen Coccimiglio, Colton Ferguson, Hunter Willms, Hunter Konopka, Kenny Neuhof, Mark Stewart, Nico Mirabella, Noah Sticca, Noah Werner, Nora Thorimbert, Reece Nichols, Tessa Froese, TJ Gauld, Wesley Dodd and Zenon Konopka.