Grown men and women have been known to pretend they are a little younger when they hit the ice for a game of recreational hockey.
It allows them to keep playing a game for fun and friendship, while still dreaming of scoring a big goal or making a big save like they did as youngsters on frozen ponds or cold community arenas.
It’s probably why so many recreational hockey players converge on Corner Brook on a yearly basis to participate in the Captain Cook’s Hockey Tournament.
The 15th annual recreational hockey tournament, which gets underway today at the Pepsi Centre, will feature 27 teams from across the province and Nova Scotia.
Where Hockey is Fun is the motto used by local organizers for three days of fun-filled hockey for players 19 years of age or older in a tournament that features four different men’s divisions based on age as well as a six-team female division. The tournament has quickly become the largest tournament of its kind in Canada with 27 entries hitting the ice this time around. Each team will play a minimum of three games. Based upon round-robin standings, teams will advance to the divisional championship games scheduled for Sunday morning.
For a complete tournament schedule see the Scoreboard in today's edition of The Western Star.