Here are some early results from the 35th Annual Richmond International Midget / Bantam Tournament to around 6 pm Friday.
The tournament is divided into Major Midget, Midget Tier 1, Midget Tier 2 and new for this year, a Bantam Tier 1 and Bantam Tier 2 division.
In the Major Midget division:
San Diego Jr. Gulls U16 AAA tied Alaska Jr. Aces U16 AAA, 2-2; Yale U16 Lions downed California Wave U16 AAA, 4-1; Golden State Elite U18 Eagles edged NSWC Midget A1, 5-4; and the North Island Silver Tips defeated the Anaheim U18 Jr. Ducks, 7-3.
In Midget Tier 1:
Sawada T1division, Richmond A1 Blues dropped Burnaby A1 Bulldogs, 6-5 Thursday, then lost to Prince George T1 Cougars, 4-0 and beat the Anahiem Wildcats U16 AAA 5-1 on Friday. The Littleton Hawks then handed the Bulldogs their second loss, 3-0.
Neely T1 division, Ridge Meadows A1 Rustlers downed the Abby Hawks 4-1 and the Diego Jr Gulls U16AA 5-2. The Hawks also defeated the Jr Gulls U16AA, 6-2.
Sakic T1 division, Langley A1 Eagles edged Surrey A1 Thunder, 2-1 and tied Nanaimo Clippers, 6-6, Mission Arizona Ice U18 also downed Surrey, 6-1.
Yzerman T1 division, Semiahmoo A1 Ravens defeated North Vancouver A1 Storm 5-1; then tied the Alaska Ice Hawks U18, 7-7. The Storm then downed the California Wave U18AA, 2-1.
In Midget Tier 2:
Surrey A2 Hurricanes defeated Alaska Wolves U16AA, 3-1; while Orange County Midget 16AA downed Seafair Islanders A2, 7-3; and the Cloverdale Colts A2s upset Mission Arizona Ice U16, 4-2.