Langley Minor Hockey to host long weekend tournament to help kids play the sport – Aldergrove Star
The Langley Eagles Minor Hockey Association is hosting a tournament on Remembrance Day weekend to help local children play the sport.
Starting Thursday, November 11, the association will host the 17th Annual Gil Martin Memorial U13 Tier 1 and Tier 2 Hockey Tournament at the Langley Sportsplex (20165 91a Ave.) in Walnut Grove.
The four-day tournament is in memory of Martin, a longtime coach and executive of the local hockey association, who died in 2005 at the age of 60 after a “courageous battle with cancer”.
“Gil was very involved with the Langley Minor Hockey Association; he has been a dedicated member for over seven years, ”the tournament committee said in a statement.
“Gil firmly believed that motivation, a healthy and positive attitude and effective communication were intrinsic elements of quality education and, ultimately, of success in sport and in life.”
To honor Martin’s philosophy, the organization launched the PuCKS (Promoting Community through Kids in Sport) program, which works with marginalized children between the ages of six and 18, to help them pay registration fees and team.
Part of the profits from the weekend tournament will be donated to the PuCKS company.
The 2019 tournament raised $ 6,000 for the registered charity.
“In the past, the success of this tournament has been largely attributed to the help received from the community and local businesses,” the committee said.
Currently, the organizers are looking for prizes that can be drawn during the tournament. They are also looking for publicity. For more information or to contribute, contact Mark Brandow at [email protected]
Questions about the tournament can be directed to the Tournament Director at [email protected]
For more details, visit www.langleyminorhockey.ca/tournaments/gil-martin-peewee-aaa-tournament.
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