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27th annual Beaverloch Farms Hockey Tournament kicks off this weekend

The minor hockey league tournament is being held from Friday, November 18 until Sunday, November 20 at the Thorold Community Arenas.
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The Beaverloch Farms Tournament in 2018. Bob Liddycoat / Thorold News

After a year off because of Covid-19 it’s finally time for the 27th annual Beaverloch Farms Ice Hockey Tournament this weekend at the Thorold Community Arenas.

Says Sarah Miller, chair of the tournament, “We all work hard to do this for the kids and they deserve it. We had no tournaments last year. The kids haven’t done this in a while so they’re excited.”

The minor hockey league tournament, which is hosted by the Thorold Amateur Athletic Association (TAAA), will see four teams from Thorold and 20 teams from all over Ontario battle it out on the ice from Friday, November 18 until Sunday, November 20.

“This is our rep division’s tournament, so our travel teams. It’s minor hockey so it goes from a really young age up to 18.”

Miller has been the chair of the tournament for five to six years now, but she has no intention of hanging up her hat just yet.

Says Miller, “It’s my full-time job but it is on the side. We try to give them information when they come, these are some places to stay, these are some places to eat. We try to run a really well-run tournament. I do enjoy it. It’s exciting to watch it come together.”

Miller thinks hockey teaches kids invaluable skills, saying, “They gain camaraderie with their teammates, they bond. They learn a lot of life lessons. It does give them a sense of community too.”

The tournament is being held at the Thorold Community Arenas on Front Street in Thorold. The first game of the day starts at 10am and the last game of the day starts at 9pm. Anyone is invited to come watch as long as they can show proof of vaccination.




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