Brockville – The 46th annual Sergeant Foldeak Memorial Hockey Tournament is being held this weekend in Brockville.
The opening ceremonies were held on Friday night at the Memorial Centre featuring a minute of silence for the Humboldt Broncos on the anniversary of the bus accident that took 16 lives.
Participating in the opening ceremonies were Mayor Jason Baker and MP Michael Barrett for the official puck drop with the team Captains from The Brockville Rifles and the 33 Service Battalion.
The opening night of games saw the Brockville Rifles play a fast paced game that came to a 5-5 draw with 33 Service Battalion, then the 30th Field Artillery worked hard in a fast transition game that had the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry finally cede 2-1.
The Governor General’s Foot Guard were trounce on 9-2 by the Princess of Wales Regiment and their very very strong puck handling and the final game saw the 31 Canadian Engineer Regiment use their brawn and weight to defeat the fast but overwhelmed 7th Intelligence Company 9-1.
Games started this morning at 7am at both the Memorial Centre and the Youth Arenas and continue all day. The finals are set for Sunday.
The annual tourney is held to remember Sgt. Rick Foldeak from The Brockville Rifles who died while returning home from a unit exercice.
It sees 20 hockey teams from across Southern Ontario composed of Reservist and Regular Force members who through team sports and camaraderie take the time to band together and to remember a collegue.