Play on......... Hockey Night in Canada's PlayOn 4 on 4 2010 National Championships are being held down in the inner harbour today and tomorrow.
Yes that's right the famous Victoria inner harbour. The two main blocks are closed to traffic to allow these teams to play their games.
Playing hockey in front of the Empress Hotel or the Legislative buildings how cool is that.
The 44 men's teams play in tournaments all year to be able to qualify for these championships. The two teams in the first picture were the finalist last year. One from Vancouver and the other from Calgary.
The rules are quite normal except the penalties are all penalty shots. They play 3-15 min. periods. And if tied a shootout.
There is even a small women's division. The picture of the pink shirts is a woman's team.
There is teams from all across Canada in both divisions with some local and some as far back as Labrador.
Where was this when I was a kid. We were too busy playing the next school over and having to carry our heavy nets to the other school. And I do mean heavy there were made of whatever wood we could find. Usually 2x4s and 2x6s . That made for a heavy net.
So if you have time tomorrow check it out, its worth seeing.