Inaugural Western Regional Blind Hockey Tournament comes to Langley November 19 and 20

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Canadian Blind Hockey is bringing the first ever Blind Hockey tournament to the province of BC, and you’re invited!

The inaugural Western Regional Blind Hockey Tournament takes place at the Langley Sportsplex on November 19 and 20, 2016.  The event will showcase Blind Hockey at its best with a three game series that is 100% free to come watch.

The sport of Blind Hockey is played by athletes whose level of vision ranges from legally blind – 10% vision or less – to completely blind. The sport uses an adapted puck that makes noise and is both bigger and slower than a traditional puck.

The tournament will feature the hometown Vancouver Eclipse Blind Hockey team which is made up of players from across the lower mainland including players from Langley, Vancouver, New Westminster, Richmond, Burnaby, Port Moody, North Vancouver, and Abbotsford. Coming to town for the event will be players from the Calgary Seeing Ice Dogs, Edmonton SeeHawks, Toronto Ice Owls, les Hiboux de Montreal, and Washington Wheelers Blind Hockey teams.

In addition to Canadian Blind Hockey presenting partner AMI – Accessible Media Inc. and national program partner CNIB – Canadian National Institute for the Blind, the event is made possible by local hosts BC Blind Sports as well as a Hosting BC grant from the Province of BC through the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development and administered by viaSport British Columbia.

2016 WESTERN REGIONAL BLIND HOCKEY TOURNAMENT LOCATION AND SCHEDULE

ARENA:

Langley Sportsplex – Rink # 3
20165 91A Avenue, Langley, BC

SCHEDULE:

Saturday, November 19th 
12:15 pm – 1:45 pm – Game # 1
3:45 pm – 5:15 pm – Learn to Skate & Try Blind Hockey
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Game # 2 

Sunday, November 20th
10:15 am – 11:45 am – Game # 3

For more information about the event, the organization, or the sport of Blind Hockey, please contact:

Matt Morrow
Executive Director, Canadian Blind Hockey
(604) 812-6786
mattmorrow@blindicehockey.com