Ceebees mi­nor keep­ing mem­o­ries alive

The Compass - - PORTHTE - BY NI­CHOLAS MERCER

Nam­ing tour­na­ments af­ter de­ceased loved ones is a com­mon prac­tice in mi­nor hockey. It al­lows fam­i­lies to con­tinue on the path to heal­ing, while car­ry­ing on the legacy of the fam­ily mem­ber.

It is some­thing Ceebees mi­nor pres­i­dent Wendy Pen­ney wants to make sure the as­so­ci­a­tion keeps do­ing as the or­ga­ni­za­tion moves into the fu­ture.

“We want to make sure we keep host­ing them,” she said.

The Max Shute Me­mo­rial Atom Tour­na­ment is one of the tour­na­ments that bears the name of some­one close to the as­so­ci­a­tion.

This year, for the first time in 12 years, the tour­na­ment fea­tured a dou­ble tour­na­ment, play­ing host to both atom A and atom B play­ers.

It is some­thing the fam­ily of the late Max Shute thought was a great ad­di­tion to the tour­na­ment, ac­cord­ing to Pen­ney.

“They told me Max was a per­son who wanted ev­ery­body play­ing hockey,” she said.

Shute was a long­time mi­nor hockey vol­un­teer in Con­cep­tion Bay North, coach­ing for sev­eral years as well as serv­ing on the mi­nor hockey ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee.

Ceebees mi­nor pres­i­dent Wendy Pen­ney thinks it is im­por­tant to keep the fam­i­lies in­volved in me­mo­rial tour­na­ments

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