Bryan Mason Memorial tourney coming up

Alberni Valley Minor Hockey is gearing up for the annual Bryan Mason Memorial Bantam/Peewee house hockey tournament.

Alberni Valley Minor Hockey is gearing up for the annual Bryan Mason Memorial Bantam/Peewee house hockey tournament, which this year will run Feb. 5–8 at the AV Multiplex.

Mason played hockey in the AVMHA system for 12 years and three years in the Men’s Non-Contact Hockey League. He was 21 in 2011 when he died in a car accident. Family friends set up the annual memorial tournament to honour Mason’s dedication to and passion for minor hockey.

The annual tourney will take place at both rinks at the AV Multiplex, with teams from Vancouver Island. There are eight teams competing in the bantam division: Alberni Valley Inferno, Oceanside Coyotes, Gold River Hawks, Juan de Fuca, Nanaimo Northstars, Alberni Valley Hooligans, Comox Valley Syndicate and Campbell River Wolverines.

The six teams in the peewee division are AV Devil Dogs, Oceanside Kings, Oceanside Warriors, Comox Mighty Ducks, Comox Green Machines and Nanaimo Heat.

Gold medal games are slated for 10:30 a.m. (peewee) and 2:15 p.m. (bantam) on Feb. 8—Family Day.

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