By Rose WIlligar
PARRSBORO: Volunteers have been diligently working preparing for minor hockey PeeWee B division provincials taking place at the Parrsboro Lions Arena this weekend.
Parrsboro and Trenton PeeWee's are the teams that will kick off the round robin provincial tournament with face off Friday, March 27 at 4pm followed by opening ceremonies.
"It cost a little more than we expected to host provincials," Parrsboro Predators PeeWee B coach and tournament chair Craig Harrison said.
Expecting costs to be close to $5,000 Harrison said it ended up being in the vicinity of $6,000 - $6,500 to host the upcoming tournament.
"Volunteers have been busy for the last six weeks cleaning, painting and doing minor repairs to the inside of the arena," Harrison added.
Harrison said to help cover costs there will be an admittance fee of $10 (weekend pass) or $5 per day.
"With costs for the tournament including referees, ice time, prizes and food for the hospitality room, in addition to each player receiving a t-shirt, water bottle and backpack if there are funds left over it will go to Parrsboro Minor Hockey," Harrison said.
The tournament will begin Friday, March 27 at 4pm and run through until Sunday, March 29 with the following schedule; Friday; 4pm Parrsboro vs Trenton followed by opening ceremonies, 6pm Bedford vs Liverpool, 8pm Trenton vs Inverness. Saturday; 8:30am Liverpool vs Parrsboro, 10:30am Bedford vs Trenton, 12:30pm Inverness vs Parrsboro, 2:30pm skills competition, 4pm Trenton vs Liverpool, 6pm Inverness vs Bedford. Sunday; 8:30am Liverpool vs Inverness, 10:30am Parrsboro vs Bedford with closing ceremonies following the 10:30am game.
Sunday at 2pm the Championship game second versus first in the round robin with Championship banner, gold and silver medal presentations.
"The Parrsboro Predator PeeWee B's have the ability to do good in the tournament," Harrison said, adding that the Parrsboro Minor Hockey Association wishes the Parrsboro Predators Bantam team good luck as they head off to Sydney for provincials in their division.
By Rose WIlligar