The tournament was a hit for the kids according to the Head Coach for the Fort St. John Minor Hockey Association, Richard Calliou.
“It went fantastic. A lot of the kids seemed like they had a blast and that’s what it’s all about. We didn’t have any adults sign up but we thought it would be a good idea to continue with the kids because it’s for fun and hopefully we’ll continue again next year,” he said.
The inspiration for having the tournament stemmed from Calliou’s high school days and the event did not disappoint as it had a solid turn out.
“We actually did one when I was in high school here and it went really good. We were looking for fundraisers for Fort St. John Minor Hockey to try and keep the cost of hockey down. There’s three of four fundraisers we’re doing this year with this being one of them. I’d say at the peak there was 300 people here,” he explained.
Organizers wanted to thank a number of groups that made the event possible, including Peace Country Rentals for supplying the fences, Dalco Instrument and Measurement Services for donating a barbecue for those taking part, Troyer Ventures for donating hot dogs, and the City of Fort St. John for supplying the space and goalie nets.