Oscar Hickes tourney registration opens

PORT ALICE—Sixteen spots open in four divisions for 36th annual memorial tournament

PORT ALICE—Registration is now under way for the 36th annual Oscar Hickes Memorial Hockey Tournament, and with a 16-team limit slots are expected to fill fast for the popular, four-day event.

The tournament, named for former Port Alice mill worker and hockey standout Oscar Hickes, is scheduled for Mar. 26-29 at Doug Bondue Arena. Competition will be held in four divisions — Competitive, Commercial, Recreational and Old-timers. Tournament organizers reserve the right to seed teams based on their rosters.

The Oscar Hickes Tournament, which features around-the-clock hockey Friday into Saturday, also serves as a primary fund-raiser for a number of North Island groups, including Port Alice Minor Hockey, North Island Secondary School dry grad and others.

The entry fee is $600 per team, with a payment deadline of Feb. 16.

Play is open to men and women, but all players must be 19 years of age as of Mar. 26.

To register, submit your team name, division, preliminary roster and contact name and info to oscarhickes@gmail.com. Payment can be mailed to David Stewart, Box 348, Port Alice, BC, V0N 2N0. Registration is first-paid, first-served. For more info, email oscarhickes@gmail.com.