Arenas throughout the region are bustling with action as teams from across the province converge on Ontario’s Lake Country for the 22nd annual Orillia Girls Hockey Association Tournament.
This year’s event is the biggest yet as 107 teams are competing in a range of age groups and divisions. It is the biggest hockey tournament in Orillia’s history – so big, in fact, that the city cannot contain it. Over the weekend, games will be played at the two rinks within the East Bayfield Centre in Barrie, the Gravenhurst Community Centre, the Coldwater and District Community Centre, the Mnjikaning Arena Sports Ki (MASK) in Rama and the Oro Township Community Arena. Tournament headquarters is at the twin-rink at Rotary Place in Orillia, while games will also be played at the city’s other rink, Brian Orser Arena.
The puck dropped to start action Friday morning and more than 200 games will be played over the course of the event, with championship games scheduled to start Sunday afternoon. For up-to-date results and a schedule of games, go to orilliagirlshockey.com