After being hosted for four years at Garage Café and for three years at Whittier Park, this year’s tournament is moving to its third location in the heart of Saint-Boniface; the CCFM (340 Provencher Boulevard). The tournament itself will be held in the parking lot and the large Jean-Paul Aubry Hall inside the CCFM will provide shelter, food and beverages for the players as well as a stage for the live bands that will entertain tournament goers and fans alike during the Friday night social.
As in years past, firepits will be placed around the rinks to provide some natural heat for fans. The rinks will be surrounded by a base of hay bales, giving the tournament surface that rustic rural feel we grew up with, and giving the players an ideal surface for their bank passes off the boards. Finally, corporate sponsorship has allowed us to ensure that the rinks are surrounded by sturdy 6-foot fencing to limit the loss of balls and to speed up play.