5 GAMES GUARANTEED!!
The Christmas Challenge Hockey Tournament is back for its’ 12th year and once again with the low entry fee it should be bigger and better than the 2016 Christmas Challenge! The tournament commences on Thursday, December 21st and comes to a close on Saturday, December 30th. Once again, the tournament will involve multiple divisions in both the Female and Male segments. The Female divisions will be positioned over a eight day time period, December 21 – 28 (No games December 24/25) and the balance of the divisions will have different start and finishing dates, as listed below. Please note that the Novice division games will be played on full ice in preparation for the second half of the regular season schedule. As always, the rural teams that enter and who require hotel accommodations will have their schedules condensed to a three day time period December 27 – December 29. Please note that should we experience a snow storm, which forces us to shut down the tournament for a day or two, the conclusion of the tournament may be extended to December 31st/January 1st.
As in past years, the tournament will be supporting the various community centres where your team plays and practices throughout the season. Tournaments such as the Christmas Challenge make it possible for these arenas to remain viable and be able provide a facility that is readily available for your team during the hockey season. We therefore encourage your team to continue to support the Christmas Challenge. Once again, the tournament will take place at the Richmond, Gateway and St. Norbert Arenas and when required, it will branch out to other community centre arenas such as Southdale.
Listed below are the tournament divisions, dates and entry fees:
Division Dates Entry Fee
Novice A1, December 21 – 29 $625.00!
Female Novice A1, A2 December 21 – 28 $625.00!
Minor Atom A1, A2, A3 December 21 – 30 $625.00!
Atom A1, A2, A3 December 21 – 30 $625.00!
Female Atom A1, A2 December 21 – 28 $625.00!
Minor Peewee A1, A2, A3 December 21 – 30 $640.00!
Peewee A1, A2, A3 December 21 – 30 $640.00!
Female Peewee A1, A2 December 21 – 28 $640.00!
Female Bantam A2 December 21 – 28 $710.00!
Female Bantam A1 December 21 – 28 $785.00!
Minor Bantam A2, A3 December 23 – 30 $710.00!
Minor Bantam A1 December 23 – 30 $785.00!
Bantam A1, A2, A3 December 23 – 30 $785.00!
Games will not be played on December 24th or December 25th. Some games, in all divisions may take place on Boxing Day. The last day of school, in most cases, is Friday, December 22nd therefore games scheduled after that date will be played throughout the daytime.
Every player will once again receive a tournament souvenir and after each game will receive a drink or food product!
You will find attached to this document the Christmas Challenge Tournament Entry Form. Please return the completed entry form and entry fee to the attention of Murray Harding at the address listed at the bottom of the form. You may also email the completed document to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you choose to email the entry form, payment is to be received within five (5) days of the transmission in order to guarantee a position in the tournament. The tournament entry fee is non refundable after Wednesday, November 1, 2017.
With all the activities that do take place just prior to Christmas, we will be forwarding all tournament schedules, rules and other pertinent information via email to the team coaches and managers.
The South Winnipeg CC – Richmond Site and Gateway Recreation Centre are looking forward to having your team being a part of the Christmas Challenge and should you have any questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate contacting me via email at email@example.com or go to www.christmaschallenge.ca
Tournament Chairman/General Manager, SWCC – Richmond Site