Bantam tourney begins today
Twelve teams will be suiting up for the Penticton Minor Hockey Association’s first tournament of the year — the bantam tier 3 competition today to Sunday.
All four city arenas will be utilized for the tourney, which starts today at 4:30 p.m. and runs through to the final Sunday at 1:15 p.m. at Memorial Arena.
The tourney includes Interior teams West Kelowna, Winfield, Vernon, Salmon Arm, Kamloops, Nelson, Trail and the host Penticton Vees, along with Aldergrove, Langley, North Delta and West Vancouver.
The schedule for today’s round-robin games is as follows:
Vernon vs. West Van, 4:30 p.m., SOEC; Aldergrove vs. N. Delta, 5 p.m., Memorial; Langley vs. Trail, 5:15 p.m., McLaren; Salmon Arm vs. Nelson, 6:45 p.m., SOEC; Penticton vs. Kamloops, 7:15 p.m., Memorial; W. Kelowna vs. Winfield, 7:30 p.m., McLaren.
On Saturday, action gets going at 6:30 a.m. Penticton plays its last two round-robin games, facing North Delta at 9:15 a.m. at the OHS rink, and Aldergrove at 3:30 p.m. at Memorial.
The playoff round goes on Sunday, starting with the semifinals (1st vs. 4th, 6:30 a.m., Memorial, and 2nd vs. 3rd, 6:45 a.m., SOEC). The two winners advance to the final.
The 11th-place game is at 8 a.m. at OHS, the 9th-place at 8:45 a.m. at Memorial Arena, the 7th place game at 9 a.m. at the SOEC, and the 5th-place game at 11 a.m. at Memorial.
For the full schedule, visit pentictonminorhockey.com.