Annual Tichborne 4 on 4 hockey tournament raises funds for minor ball

Written by  Wednesday, 30 January 2019 14:37
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The victorious Devon Clarke’s team beat out the Tichborne Termites Saturday to take this year’s 4 on 4 bragging rights. Photo/submitted The victorious Devon Clarke’s team beat out the Tichborne Termites Saturday to take this year’s 4 on 4 bragging rights. Photo/submitted

“It’s the only way other than raising registration fees that we can have the kids play a season of minor ball,” said Central Frontenac Minor Softball Association President Kurtis Jackson said Saturday at the outdoor rink in Tichborne. “Registration just doesn’t cover the costs (and) we try to keep the costs down as much as possible for parents to get as many kids into minor ball as possible.”

And so it was last Saturday morning at the mighty Tichborne outdoor arena, where five teams faced off in a round robin 4 on 4 shinny set to see who’d get to brag about it for the coming year.

Saturday was a beautiful day for outdoor hockey — not bitterly cold, but cold enough for the rink to be in decent shape. The sun even shone through at time.

In the end, it was Devon Clarke’s team on top, beating out the Tichborne Termites in the final exciting game.

Jackson said they like to get minor ball underway in May but it’s usually June by the time the fields are in good enough shape to play.

He said before the season starts, there will be an election to fill seven executive positions.

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