Benson Centre hosts Winterfest Hockey Tournament
The annual WinterFest Hockey Tournament returns to the Benson Centre from February 2nd to February 4th. A total of 24 Bantam and Midget B rep teams from across eastern Ontario will be battling it out on the ice over the course of the three-day event.
“It’s always a fun tournament and we have a number of teams who return year after year,” said Gerry Sommerville, President of the Cornwall Minor Hockey Association, the organizers of the event.
The Benson Centre is the venue for all of the action, with round robin games taking place Friday and Saturday leading up to the medal round on Sunday.
“It’s a perfect facility for this type of event,” said Mr. Sommerville. “It provides us with a lot of room for the teams and plenty of ice time to have a number of games going on at once, under the same roof.”
In addition to showcasing Cornwall’s Benson Centre, the event also generates a significant economic impact in the form of visits to local hotels, restaurants and shops.
“It’s a great way to showcase our City to visitors,” Mr. Sommerville added.
Catch the action!
The tournament is open to all and numerous games are held each day. Cornwall will be well-represented in the tournament, with teams playing in both divisions.
For the full tournament schedule, visit the Cornwall Minor Hockey Association website.
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