Springhill proves itself as tournament host

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Darrell Cole
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SPRINGHILL When the Don Johnson Cup ended Sunday, you could not wipe the grin off Terry Noiles face.

Although disappointed the Cumberland County Cool Blues lost in the tourney final, Noiles feels his host committee did everything it could to stage a successful regional championship tourney.

I never had any doubts about whether we could do it. We made this a community event and the community responded, Noiles said.

It was a fantastic week. The fans from out of town enjoyed themselves and the local fans got to see their team get all the way to the final.

From the tournaments start last Tuesday, Noiles constantly paced around the community centre, working with fellow co-chair Doug Williams and a team of volunteers making sure every issue was addressed and every question answered.

We knew we were ready when the puck dropped for the first game but theres always a lot of work to be done behind the scenes, Noiles said. We had a great team of volunteers working everyday to make sure things went off without a glitch. The success of this tournament is a tribute to their dedication.

For Noiles, the way the community rallied behind the tournament and the Blues shows Springhill can host major sporting events and he didnt rule out going for an event of this size in the future.

This facility is a world-class facility and this type of tournament is perfect for a community our size, Noiles said. The community really warmed up to the visiting teams and we had a terrific week.



dcole@amherstdaily.com

Organizations: Don Johnson, Cumberland County Cool Blues

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