Above: The Sturgeon Hockey Club Novice 3A Mustangs won 6-2 over the St. Albert Minor Hockey Association Predators in the opening game of the Dennis Blair Borduzak Memorial Tournament Thursday night. – Stephen Dafoe Photo
Sixteen Novice teams from as far away as Bonnyville and Camrose hit the ice Thursday night for the first games in the 19th Annual Dennis Blair Borduzak Memorial Tournament, which runs in Morinville and Legal until Jan. 24.
Each team will play four games during the tournament, and a professional DJ will introduce players with a light show and individual introductions Saturday. Thursday ight saw three games take place in Morinville and another two at the Legal arena.
The annual 4 the Love of the Game Tournament is dedicated to the memory of Dennis Blair Borduzak, who passed away following his Novice year of hockey in 1989.
The tournament’s theme – 4 The Love of the Game – is an homage to Dennis Blair Borduzak’s number 4 jersey number.
The Borduzak family will be at the Legal Arena on Sunday afternoon to help present medals to participants. Every player gets a medal in the tournament.
Below is a video of our photos from the first two Morinville games Thursday night as well as the schedules through the weekend.