While many families are at home enjoying a bountiful turkey dinner, the Brian Rice Totoya Atom A Chiefs hockey club’s players, coaches and parents will be busy hosting their 17th annual Thanksgiving hockey tournament on Oct. 8-10 at Glacier Gardens Arena.
This year’s tournament organizer, Jenny Nijhoff, noted that this tournament fills up quickly every year as it is known to be a first-class event. There will be eight teams from the Mainland and Vancouver Island competing in this action-packed tourney.
Play begins bright and early Saturday morning with the host Atom A Chiefs taking on Port Coquitlam at 6:45 a.m. The Chiefs’ next game will be later that day at 3 p.m. when they face the Cowichan Capitals. The host team’s third game goes at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9 when they battle the Peninsula Eagles.
“Come on out and support our local team as you watch the skills of some of the top 2001-2002 players from around the province,” a tourney spokesperson said.