Thirty-nine teams from Northern and Southern California, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Utah and Washington competed in this year’s Los Angeles Jr. Kings-hosted Presidents’ Day Challenge Tournament, which was showcased from Feb. 16-19 at three Southern California rinks.
Champions were crowned in six divisions: Bantam AA (Jr. Kings); Bantam B (Seattle Jr. Admirals); Pee Wee AA (Sno-King Thunderbirds); Pee Wee B (San Jose Jr. Sharks); Squirt A (Jr. Kings); and Mite B (Jr. Kings).
“We can’t thank all of the participating clubs enough for helping deliver what proved to be a great weekend of hockey,” said tournament director Brian McDonough. “There was so much spirited competition in every division, and the camaraderie and sportsmanship displayed by all of the players, coaches, team managers and families was second to none.
“We're also lucky enough to get such great support from both our terrific team of volunteers and the staffs at Toyota Sports Center, KHS and Skating Edge who help events like this hit on all cylinders.”
Division champions were awarded a banner and trophy, and all players on the championship teams received medals. Players on the runner-up teams in each division also received medals.
The Presidents’ Day Challenge is part of the Jr. Kings’ Tinseltown Tournament Series. Pre-registration is now open for the Series’ final event of the 2017-18 season: the Carmen Starr Memorial Day Classic (May 25-28).
For more information and to pre-register, visit TinseltownHockeyTournaments.com.