Icefest AAA tourney opens with 37 teams taking part
Thirty-seven teams from across the province will participate in the Peterborough Minor Hockey Council’s 2019 Boston Pizza Icefest AAA Tournament from Thursday through Sunday at arenas in Peterborough and Norwood.
“Boston Pizza continues to sponsor this exciting tournament,” states a PMHC press release, “which is strongly supported by several local businesses and volunteers who have a keen interest in the development of minor hockey in Peterborough.
“The tournament will showcase some of the best talent minor hockey has to offer. These kids are all working hard at their craft, and we will get to see some exceptional hockey in Peterborough.”
The tournament will draw more than 1,000 visitors to the city and county over the four days and a total of 105 games will be played featuring nine major peewee, 12 minor bantam and 16 major bantam teams.
Competition starts Thursday at 1 p.m. with games at the Evinrude Centre, Kinsmen Civic Centre and the Asphodel-Norwood Community Centre.
The schedule is posted at peterboroughminorpetes.ca/ Tournaments/1406/2019_Boston_Pizza_Icefest_Tournament.