Bantam bash at early season tournament

Chilliwack Minor Hockey

Chilliwack Minor Hockey hosts its 26th annual Chilliwack Bantam AAA International Challenge Tournament over the Thanksgiving long weekend, with a full slate of games at both Twin Rinks and Prospera Centre.

Sixteen high-calibre teams form the field. Lower Mainland area teams Abbotsford, Cloverdale, Burnaby, Port Coquitlam, Semiahmoo and North Shore are joined by Island squads from  Nanaimo and Victoria.

Kamloops, Kelowna and Prince George represent the Interior along with the Pursuit of Excellence and the Okanagan Hockey Academy.

U-S visitors include Seattle and Wenatchee. This tournament is always heavily scouted by major junior and junior A teams.

The local Chilliwack entry consists of 12 second year, and five first year players coached by Garnet Wendel, Sean Hannah and Miles MacRae.

Chilliwack’s first game is Friday at 2:45 p.m.  versus Cloverdale (at Twin Rinks 2).

Their second game is Saturday at 9:45 a.m. versus Pursuit of Excellence (at Prospera Red).

Their third game is Saturday  at 6 p.m. versus Nanaimo (at Twin Rinks 1).

Get more at http://cmha.goalline.ca/.