Players will be provided with special sticks for the tournament.

VENUE CHANGE: street hockey tournament, August 14

Registration still open until Monday at noon!

The venue for the street hockey tournament being held next week has changed from Kitamaat Village to Riverlodge Rec Centre.

The venue changed on Friday, August 9, following a death in the village – out of respect, the organizers moved the tournament to Kitimat.

The tournament will now take place on Wednesday, August 14, in the parking lot at Riverlodge Rec Centre. Should the weather be poor, the tournament will move indoors.

Due to the change of venue the tournament has been reduced to two age groups, for kids 6 to 8, and 9 to 12.

Tournament organizer Adrian Mercer said hockey greats Peter Leech, Bryan Trottier and Gino Odjick will be at Riverlodge on Wednesday at 9 a.m. to meet the players, after which the tournament will start at 10 a.m.

Lunch will be provided for the teams and the last game will end at 4 p.m., followed by a dinner at 5 p.m. consisting of delicious pots of feast stew, sandwiches and pizza. Anyone wanting to join in the dinner is asked to bring a bowl and utensils for the stew.

“If the players have helmets, gloves and shin guards, we would like to recommend that they bring their gear with. However, safety gear is not mandatory,” said Mercer.

No experience is necessary and teams should have a minimum of six players and a maximum of 12, not including the goalie.

Games will have 3 to 7 minute periods with 3-minute breaks in between periods.

Mercer said if anyone interested in playing can’t find a team to join, they are welcome to contact him for placement.

The tournament is open to anyone and hockey sticks will be provided.

Registration is essential and closes on Monday, August 12, at noon. To sign up, contact Mercer at amercer@haisla.ca or by calling 250-639-9361 ext 365.

Entry to the tournament is free and is being sponsored by the Haisla Nation Council, LNG Canada, Haisea Marine, ESS Compass Group Canada and Superior Propane.

Visit our Facebook page

Follow us on Twitter

Sports news? Email the newsroom

 

Unique pucks will be used in the tournament.

Bryan Trottier (Image wikimedia.org)

Just Posted

Australian gold mining giant acquires Red Chris mine

Newcrest now owns 70 per cent of the mine south of Iskut and operatorship

All Nations Driving Academy gets $360K boost from province

Terrace-based driving school bridges gap in services for remote northwest B.C. communities

Skeena Watershed reopened for recreational pink and coho

Four sections and tributaries remain closed

Skeena-Bulkley Valley candidates react to finding Trudeau broke ethics law

The election campaign is heating up before the writ has even dropped

Body of ATV rider recovered from bottom of Terrace trail

BC Coroners Service investigating death of man in his 70s

VIDEO: Could we BE any more excited? ‘Friends’ fans go crazy for merch

Movie theatres will show select episodes to mark the NBC series’ 25th anniversary

Bodies of two missing Surrey men found near Ashcroft

Ryan Provencher and Richard Scurr have been missing since July 17

Five hedgehogs quickly adopted after being left at BC SPCA

Lucky new owners picked up their pets from Maple Ridge branch on Aug. 20

B.C. cricket players get interrupted by racist remark

Community has had protocols in place for years to respond to prejudice

Groovy B.C. wedding a throwback to Woodstock ‘69

Couple hosts themed wedding 50 years after legendary festival

Nearly 50% of Canadians experience ‘post-vacation blues’: poll

48 per cent of travellers are already stressed about ‘normal life’ while still on their trip

More women may need breast cancer gene test, U.S. guidelines say

Recommendations aimed at women who’ve been treated for BRCA-related cancers and are now cancer-free

B.C. manhunt suspects left cellphone video before they died: family

Family member says Kam McLeod, Bryer Schmegelsky recorded final wishes

Most Read