The annual Logan Lake Pond Hockey Classic is cancelled this year — its first complete cancellation in the history of the event’s eight-year run.

Organizers cite a mild forecast as the reason for cancelling the tournament, which was slated to take place Jan. 17-19.

“Even though the ice crew has been on the lake for over a month, they haven’t been able to clear all of it due to continual surface water. They even lost an inch of ice in the past week,” the Logan Lake Pond Hockey Classic website states.

Organizers are offering full refunds for anyone who’s already registered in the 30-plus team tournament by cheque or by email. They are also offering the option to carry registration fees over to the next event in 2015.

The tournament draws hundreds of people to Logan Lake, a community of 2,500 people about 50 kilometres north of Merritt.