Northland Tykes Hockey Tournament: a huge success

The Northland Tykes tournament was a huge success and brought out a very supportive crowd to the Fort St. James Forum on Feb. 13 and 14.

  • Feb. 24, 2016 2:00 p.m.

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

The Northland Tykes tournament was a huge success and brought out a very supportive crowd to the Fort St. James Forum on Feb. 13 and 14.

Children participating in the tournament were only 5 and 6- years-old. For many of them, it was their first year playing minor hockey.

“The focus of the tournament is having fun and creating a catalyst for a lifelong love of hockey,” said Christie Hoy, hockey executive for Fort St. James Minor Hockey.

Teams travelled from Vanderhoof, Fraser Lake, Burns Lake and Prince George to participate and over 80 athletes were welcomed to the Forum.

According to Hoy, everyone played hard and had fun.

Hustler awards were presented to 18 athletes who were recognized for their outstanding energy and efforts.

All participants received a medal, a water bottle and goody bag to help encourage participation in future events such as this.

“As always, the tournament was well supported by the amazing hockey fans of Fort St. James and the generous sponsors,” Hoy said.