2023 SPRING BLAST
Last year, we revived the Spring Blast tournament and restarted it as a BMHA only tournament. This year, we went big and opened it up to everyone. We hosted fifteen U11 and U15 teams including three out of town teams from as far away as Whitehorse.
Most of the tournament went without a hitch. We were thrown a curve ball when the Kensington Arena was all of a sudden unusable for some of the final games we have scheduled for the U15 division. At the end of the day, we managed to avert the crisis and got all the games rescheduled.
Feedback from many parents were all very positive. Through our hard work and partnership with Biosteel and Team Rogers, we were successful in providing a very memorable tournament for all the players who participated.
The tournament committee and volunteers worked hard to make this tournament the best we can do. Some of the new things added to this year’s tournament are the following:
- Livestream of all the games to the Spring Blast youtube channel
- Live play by play and colour commentary for both bronze and gold medal games
- National anthem before the medal games
- Frozen pucks for the medal games
Congratulations to the following teams for making the podium:
2023 Skills Competition Winners
Spring Blast is one of the few tournaments that hosts an all star skills competition.
We had over 100 kids who participated in the event. Fastest skater, highest accuracy, hardest shot, and Shootout were the 4 events that we did this year.
Congratulations to all the event winners!
Relive the skills competition here:
Hosting a tournament takes a lot of time and effort. This year’s Spring Blast wouldn’t be possible without the dedication of the following BMHA volunteers:
|Derek Atkinson||Ray Lian||Ed Toivanen||Jon Tagulao|
|Hansi Atkinson||Brian Patrick||Wallace Pank||Steven Reddy|
|Rebecca Nguyen||Dennis Martignago||Nancy Lam|
Special thanks to the BMHA executives who supported the tournament and all the parents who helped us in all aspects of the tournament.
Spring Blast Tournament Director