The crowds were loud and the action intense at the 47th Annual Moccasin Hockey Tournament, held Friday through Sunday at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena.
A total of 10 teams from around B.C. took part in this year’s tournament, which was divided into competitive and masters divisions.
In the comp category, it was Columbia Lake that emerged victorious with a 3-2 win over Big Guy Lake in the championship game on Sunday. The winning side also included players from Ashcroft and Morley, Alberta.
Topping the masters’ field was the local Quilchena Braves ‘A’ team. They defeated Vernon 6-3 in their Sunday final.
The Braves’ Kevin Ned was selected the tournament MVP in the masters division, while local player Brendan Colter was the MVP in the competitive category.
Four other Quilchena players were chosen to the two tournament all-star teams: goalie Frank Antoine, defenceman Kyle Robichaud and forwards Arnie Gray and Jeff Vilac. Also chosen as an all-star from the Fire Devils was local player Bruce Swakum.