Sixth Junior Indoor Hockey tournament gets underway this afternoon
The sixth annual Junior Indoor Hockey Championship is scheduled to run from Wednesday (November 6) to Sunday (November 10) at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall. More than 100 children are expected to participate in the five-day long event in categories ranging from seven-years-old right up to 21.
Simco Engineering Inc. is the sponsor for the Mixed Under-10 division, which always produces fun and a lot of laughs for kids and parents. The GCC Thunderbolts are the defending champions and will be challenged once again by last year’s runners-up Saints as well as the Underdogs, Panthers, YMCA Old Fort and Hikers.
The Under-13 Mixed competition is split into two groups with defending champions SHC Scalpels and runners-up SHC Scorchers, both appearing in Pool A. The GCC Eagles and Hikers round out the pool. Group B features the GCC Falcons along with the SHC Snipers and SHC Samurai.
Farfan and Mendes Limited is the sponso of the Boys and Girls Under-16 competitions. The Girls division will see defending champions GBTI GCC Spartans take on SHC Supreme, SHC Sensations, YMCA Old Fort and the GCC Her-ricanes.
The Boys competition will see a battle among the GCC War Dogs, SHC Shockwave, SHC Silencers, YMCA Old Fort and defending champions St Joseph’s Warriors.
The Senior Division is sponsored once again by Sunshine Snacks and features both Girls and Boys Under-21 teams. YMCA Old Fort are the defending champions in the Ladies division, but will face tough opposition in the GBTI GCC Spartans and Saints. On the Boys side, the GCC Pitbulls will hope to retain their crown against Saints and YMCA Old Fort.
Matches begin at 17:00h each weekday with the weekend matches beginning at 10:00h and 12 noon on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
The Sunshine Snacks Under-21 competitions and the Farfan and Mendes Under-16 competitions will begin during the week and conclude on Sunday, while the Simco Engineering Under-10 and the Sunshine Snacks Under-13 will run off on Saturday.