Annual tournament deemed a success

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Parrsboro Predators midget captain Patrick Morris breaks away from a Tatamagouche midget player during the annual Harrison tournament held over the last two weekends at the Parrsboro Lions Arena. Rose Willigar - The Citizen

PARRSBORO - With each level averaging four to five teams, the annual Harrison hockey tournament had another successful year.

“The tournament is held over two weekends with the peewees, bantams and midgets playing this past weekend and the bantam girls and atom teams playing the previous weekend,” tournament chair Sam McCrindle said.

During the tournament in the peewee division there was an exceptional good sportsmanlike player who the association thought was deserving of an award, according to McCrindle. That player was Devin George from the Springhill Guardian team.

“During the game when the opposing team’s goalie lost his stick, young Devin stopped his play and retrieved the stick for his opponent,” she said. “It’s a gesture you don’t often see.”

The tournament is Parrsboro Minor Hockey’s biggest fundraiser of the year. During the tournament, Predator memorabilia is sold while parents of minor hockey players open a hospitality room for players and spectators.

“Our hospitality room is second to none,” Parrsboro minor hockey president Craig Harrison said, adding that the tournament would not be a success without the many volunteers and sponsors that make the tournament happen.

Overall winners of the tournament were: Tatamagouche bantam girls, Bedford won the atom division, Springhill Guardian peewee, Truro Bearcats bantam and Tatamagouche Titans in the midget division.

Recipients of the Gordie Strong memorial award, which is awarded to goalies in the tournament, went to; Eastern Shore Mariners goalie Conor MacNeil, Parrsboro Predators peewee Grayson McCrindle and Bantam Cumberland goalie John Smith. The winners of the award from the previous weekend was not available.

Geographic location: PARRSBORO

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