Lake Cowichan Minor Hockey’s skills competition will be held at a later date. (Gazette file)

Snow sidelines skills competition, most Jamboree games Saturday

But it’s not over for the skills competition; watch for a new date

Everyone was watching anxiously as the snow piled up in Lake Cowichan during the day Friday and again overnight.

What was going to happen to the annual Hockey Jamboree at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena, that big day of exciting hockey action and the entertaining skills competition?

Fingers were crossed that all would be well, plans were made to get there through the snow, but then, at 9:22 a.m. on Saturday morning, Jan. 18, the Lake Cowichan Minor Hockey Association posted on Facebook, “Just got word the league games and skills competition for today’s Jamboree have been cancelled due to the weather conditions. The skills portion will be held at a later date in the season. Please spread the word and stay safe out there.”

However, the Duncan players didn’t get notified until they had already arrived for their 9 a.m. game, so they played.

According to Ashley Degraaf of the LCMHA, “the decision was made during that game to cancel the skills competition and the games later on.”

A decision was also made later in the day to play the midget game at 6:30 p.m. as well.

So, watch for advertising of the skills competition and be ready to cheer our young hockey players.

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