By David F. Rooney
Last weekend’s Little Bear Tournament was a tremendous success for all the kids involved and for the families that attended the two-day event.
Organizer Alan Chell said that judging by the e-mails he has received the tournament was a real winner. The tourney brought together teams from Revelstoke, Canmore, Salmon Arm, Kamloops, Golden, the Columbia Valley, Calgary, Williams Lake, Nelson and Castlegar.
Here’s a taste of the comments, this one from Grant Robertson, coach of the Kamloops U11 team:
“Not only was there some very exciting competition, but the tournament was a whole lot of fun, too. Loved the addition of the skills competition and pool party – fantastic for the kids! Our parents are still talking about the riveting 3-3 tie with your boys! That was a great game. If you ever want to have an exhibition/friendly game, please feel free to drop me an email.”
Here are a few photos from one of the games on Sunday, followed by the official final results:
Little Bear 2012 results
Gold: Kamloops Silver: Shuswap Bronze: Revelstoke
Gold: Canmore Silver: Revelstoke Bronze: Columbia Valley
Gold: Columbia Valley Silver: Nelson Bronze: Revelstoke
Gold: Shuswap Silver: Kootenay South Bronze: Canmore
Gold: Kamloops Silver: Kootenay South Bronze: Williams Lake
Gold: Calgary Saints Silver: Williams Lake Bronze: Kootenay South
Gold: Calgary Rangers Silver: Calgary Spurs Bronze: Kootenay South
Gold: Columbia Valley Silver: Salmon Arm Bronze: Canmore
Gold: Calgary Silver: Williams Lake Bronze: Kootenay South