Michigan Sting 60 Elite Team Captures the 2016 World Cup!

The Troy based Michigan Sting hockey club had six entries in the 2016 CARHA (Canadian Adult Recreation Hockey Association) World Cup held in Windsor, Canada this year, with four of those teams making it into the Gold Championship game!

The Sting 60 Elite team, captained by Grosse Pointe’s Frank Werner, went 4-0 in the tournament, winning the 60 plus Foz Division Championship game over the Ontario 101’s by a 5-0 score. Notre Dame High School alumni Gary Cendrowski led the division in scoring with 2 goals and 5 assists for a total of 7 points in four games.

The Sting 65 plus team, captained by former Sault Ste. Marie Greyhound Terry Boyette, lost 2-1 in the 65 plus Dan Lawrie Division Championship game to the Veterans De Beauce from Quebec, who went 4-0 in their division. Don Bauld led his Sting team with 5 goals and 2 assists for a total of 7 points in four games.

The 55 Sting Rec team, captained by St. Clair Shoes resident John Payotelis, lost 2-1 in the 55 plus Corporate Sign Division Championship game to the Global Old-timers, an England based squad, who went 4-0 in their division. Canadian Rick DeCooman led the Sting in scoring with 2 goals and 3 assists.

The Sting 55 Elite team captained by Warren native Paul Elsey, lost 3-0 in the 55 plus Keener Division to the Russian based SKA team, who went an undefeated 4-0 in their division. Chris Delabbio had 4 goals and 4 assists for a total of 8 points to lead his Sting team in scoring.

The Sting 60 Rec team went 0-2-1 in the 60 plus Beausoleil Division.

The Michigan Sting 40 team was forced to play in the 35 plus Molson Division, yet still had a strong showing despite playing up a division, ending with a record of 0-2-1.

The CARHA World Cup is held every four years at a different Canadian site, similar to the Olympics. Past sites include Toronto (1996), Vancouver (2000), Ottawa (2004), Quebec City (2008) and Sault Ste. Marie (2012). This year in Windsor, over 120 teams and 15 different countries participated, including teams from Sweden, Russia, Finland, England, Scotland, Switzerland, Norway, Canada, and the United States.

Congratulations to all of the Michigan Sting teams and players who participated in this year’s CARHA World Cup!