Springhill successful host of Junior B championship

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When Springhill announced it was going for the 2007 Don Johnson Cup, there were a few people who wondered if the community could pull it off.

Judging by the excitement and enthusiasm around the Richard Calder Arena and the Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Community Centre, the town passed the test with flying colours.

When Springhill announced it was going for the 2007 Don Johnson Cup, there were a few people who wondered if the community could pull it off.

Judging by the excitement and enthusiasm around the Richard Calder Arena and the Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Community Centre, the town passed the test with flying colours.

I never had any doubts about whether we could do it. We made this a community event and the community responded, host committee co-chairman Terry Noiles said after the East Hants Penguins were presented the Don Johnson Cup as Atlantic Junior B champions.

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 every day 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.

Organizations: Don Johnson

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