lClearwater hosted the Peewee and Bantam district hockey championships last weekend. This coming weekend the community will host the Tier 4 Midget provincial championships.
“On behalf of the Thompson Nicola Regional District Area “A” and the District of Clearwater, we are delighted that BC Hockey has chosen Clearwater for the 2014 BC Hockey Tier 4 Midget provincial tournament,” said Mayor John Harwood. “We look forward to the opportunity to host you and the participants in this event, and salute you for your athletic endeavours.”
Clearwater Midget Icehawks recently lost to Kelowna in a hard-fought final for the Okanagan pennant. The Icehawks will have another go against Kelowna during the tournament. Other teams expected include Ridge Meadows and Surrey, representing the Lower Mainland, Chetwynd for the Northeast, and Northwest champions Burns Lake.
“It has been a couple of years since the BC Hockey Championship has been hosted in Clearwater, but with the level of support, organization and experience from Clearwater this will be a truly a great event,” commented Bill Greene, BC Hockey, Okanagan district director. “I hope the community will make the time to come out and watch the top Midget Tier 4 Teams in British Columbia compete for gold and the title of BC Hockey Midget Tier 4 champions.”
The tournament will be held in the North Thompson Sportsplex, starting on March 15 and continuing until March 19.
“Clearwater and District Minor Hockey Association would like to extend an invite to the community to come and attend the 2014 BC Hockey Tier 4,” said Clearwater and District Minor Hockey president Hans Wadlegger. “We are pleased to have this honour of hosting the provincials and hope the community takes the opportunity to watch these skilled young players play a strong caliber of hockey.”