Ceebees minor keeping memories alive
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