The 31st version of the Chilliwack International Bantam Tournament is set to go Thanksgiving weekend again this year, with 20 (up from 16 last year) of the top Bantam AAA teams in Western Canada and the United States competing.
The tournament has traditionally kicked off the AAA bantam season as the first of the Big 3 heavily scouted WHL bantam prospects tournaments in Western Canada.
Alberta’s Medicine Hat Hounds Tournament (44th annual) in November, and the St. Albert John Reid (39th annual) in January, have been the other two traditionally.
The early September BWC-NSWC organized West Coast Prospects Tournament, and the NWCAA Bantam AAA Invitational in Calgary, both organized for the first time four years ago, are now also in the mix. However this year, for the first time the NWCAA tourney – November 10-13, is not going head to head with Medicine Hat, which has been now pushed back to November 17-20.
Competitors in Chilliwack this year include 13 teams from BC, five Alberta teams, and two US teams – San Diego Jr. Gulls and Sno-Kings.
Teams are placed in five pools, play three round games then proceed to playoff rounds.
Most games are played at the Chilliwack Twin Rinks, with a few at Prospera Place, Red. Scroll down for full schedule.
|Delta Academy Wild Prep|
|Juan de Fuca Grizzlies|
|Rocky Mountain Raiders|
|Ridge Meadows Rustles|
|Edge School Mountaineers|
|Rocky Mountain Roughriders|
|Kamloops Jr. Blazers|
|Yale Academy Lions|
|San Diego Jr. Gulls|
|Prince George Jr. Cougars|
|Pursuit of Excellence|
|Sno-Kings Jr. T-Birds|
|Shawnigan Lake Academy|
|Okanagan Hockey Academy|
|Delta Academy Wild Varsity|
|Friday, October 7, 2016|
|8:15||PCB||2||Juan de Fuca||Ridge Meadows|
|8:30||TR1||3||RM Roughriders||Edge School|
|8:45||TR2||4||Delta Prep||RM Raiders|
|10:30||PCB||6||San Diego||Prince George|
|13:15||TR1||11||Delta Prep||Juan de Fuca|
|13:30||TR2||12||RM Raiders||Ridge Meadows|
|15:45||TR2||15||Yale Academy||San Diego|
|18:00||TR1||18||Calgary Bisons||Delta Varsity|
|19:00||PCR||20||Shawnigan Lake||Van T-Birds|
|Saturday, October 8, 2016|
|9:15||PCR||27||Juan de Fuca||RM Raiders|
|11:45||TR2||30||Prince George||Yale Academy|
|Sunday, October 9, 2016|
|10:00||PCB||EL7||L EL1||L EL2|
|10:00||TR1||AAA7||L AAA1||L AAA2|
|10:15||PCR||AAA8||L AAA3||L AAA4|
|10:15||TR2||EL8||L EL3||L EL4|
|12:30||PCB||EL9||L EL6||L EL5|
|12:30||TR1||AAA9||L AAA6||L AAA5|
|14:45||TR1||EL11||W AAA5||W AAA3|
|14:45||PCB||AAA11||W EL6||W EL4|
|15:00||TR2||W AAA6||W AAA6||W AAA4|
|Monday, October 10, 2016|
|8:00||PCR||51||L AAA10||L AAA11|
|8:15||PCB||52||L EL10||L EL11|
|10:30||PCB||53||W AAA10||W AAA11|
|13:00||PCB||54||W EL10||W EL11|