Faceoff for fun in Le Village

Faceoff for fun in Le Village
From left are Pierre Lefebvre (Le Village vice-chair)

CORNWALL, Ontario – The Fourth Annual Santa’s Street Hockey Challenge will be held on Saturday Nov. 19, 2016 on Montreal Road between McConnell Avenue and Baldwin Street, in the heart of Le Village.

The tournament, which sees hundreds of local children hit the street to enjoy Canada’s favourite game, is played in a 3-on-3 format with no goalies to make sure the pace is quick, and the fun lasts all day.

“We believe that having fun is the most important part of sport and every player who participates will receive a tournament medal,” said street hockey challenge co-organizer Jeff McCullough.

The event has become synonymous with the popular Santa Claus Parade that takes place in Cornwall later in the evening on the same day and likewise attracts families from across the city and region.

“We are hoping for a good turnout this year, and in addition to our open division, we have a school challenge for Grades 1 to 8,” said co-organizer Robin McIntosh.

“Schools will compete for prizes of $1,000, $750, and $500. The criteria for the competition are school spirit, sportsmanship, and the number of teams entered.”

Teams can still enter by contacting McIntosh at cstmcintosh@yahoo.com.

Santa’s Street Hockey challenge is a free tournament to enter. The costs associated with this tournament are covered by local, national and international corporations and individuals. The proceeds go back into the community; to schools, the Children’s Christmas Fund and other local charities. Anyone wanting to donate can contact McCullough at jwmccullough1@cogeco.ca.

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