CORNWALL, Ontario – The sixth annual Santa Street Hockey tournament hosted by the Le Village BIA saw their biggest year yet.
The tournament took place in Le Village on Montreal Rd. between McConnell and Baldwin avenues.
There were 38 teams participating with an average of four players per team.
It is a fun tournament every year, and each child that participates gets a medal and a gift bag that includes a free meal and tickets for Nativité
“A lot of them don’t get a chance to do organized sports,” said event co-chair Robin McIntosh. “Some don’t get a chance to get a medal, so when they come in and get their medal it can be pretty special.”
Teams are entered under different schools or clubs, and while everyone gets a medal, only one school or club gets a trophy. The trophy was won last year by the Boys & Girls Club. The winner of the trophy is the group who has the most teams entered and who show the best spirit.
In addition to the usual teams that participate, there was also a fun game between the event co-chairs and the nuns from the near by Salesien Sisters of St. John de Bosco. The nuns came out victorious.