There’s no doubt about it: hockey is alive and well in Lake Cowichan.
Following the Bantam Invitational this past weekend and the Lakers’ gold medal victory, the community is getting excited to host the 41st annual Minor Hockey Jamboree this upcoming weekend. In fact, excited is an understatement, as the community appears to have caught a severe bout of Lakers fever.
Lake Cowichan is overly lucky to be able to host such an event as the Minor Hockey Jamboree. The Jamboree weekend will feature a skills competition, as well as a handful of Lakers hockey games.
At a time when many rural hockey programs are suffering across Canada, Lake Cowichan’s is flourishing.
The bantam tournament, as well as other tournament’s continue to stimulate Lake Cowichan’s economy, as well.
The Gazette filled seven pages with hockey content this week. As a sport writer, I crave to write about hockey and covering the bantam tournament, as well as previewing the Minor Hockey Jamboree definitely alleviated that craving.
So thank you Lake Cowichan for being bonkers about hockey!
Make it a sea of blue, red and white this coming weekend, wear your Lakers colours and show up to lend some support of Lake Cowichan’s favourite sport.