This seasons Ice Hockey Summer Classic Tournament gets underway today as new comers Whitley Wildcats welcome former champions Grimsby Stormers to the bay.
This season is the 4th annual tournament and has seen it expand from 5 teams to 10 split between 2 conferences. This expansion shows how strong the game of hockey is at a recreational level up and down the country, and a desire to play tournament hockey rather than challenge games. League organiser, Jimi Drinkall, commented how proud he is of this tournament set up to give more teams the chance to win silverware and have the chance to play a playoff finals weekend.
Good luck to all teams involved this year!