Thirty-nine teams from Northern and Southern California competed in this year’s Los Angeles Jr. Kings-hosted Thanksgiving Extravaganza Tournament, which was showcased from Nov. 22-25 at three Southern California rinks.
Champions were crowned in seven divisions: 14U AA (California Wave), A (Gold Rush Hockey Club - Eddy) and B (Lake Tahoe Grizzlies); 12U AA (Jr. Kings) and A (Gold Rush Hockey Club - Elofson); and 8U A (Jr. Kings - Beebe) and 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 to ring in the holiday season,” said tournament director Brian McDonough. “There was so much spirited competition in every division, and the camaraderie and sportsmanship displayed amongst 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, East West Ice Palace and LA Kings Valley Ice Center who help events like this hit on all cylinders.”
Division champions were awarded a banner, and all players on the championship teams received medals. Players on the runner-up teams in each division also received medals.