What’s going on during the Jamboree?

During the 40th Annual Minor Hockey Jamboree, Saturday, January 22, all local teams (except for Initiation, which will play itself) have invited a Vancouver Island team to compete against.

  • Jan. 17, 2011 11:00 a.m.
Below - Atom League player Hunter Hieta

Below - Atom League player Hunter Hieta

During the 40th Annual Minor Hockey Jamboree, Saturday, January 22, all local teams (except for Initiation, which will play itself) have invited a Vancouver Island team to compete against.

All players will also compete in a skills competition, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Coaches will split teams evenly amongst various categories.

The areas of competition include:

• Team blue will start facing the clock, and team white will start facing the warm room.

• Full lap around the cones.

• Skater must cross the red line before the next skater starts.

• Point for the first team finished.

• Players weave through all cones to the end and back. Initiation goes to the furtherst cone and back (no weaving).

• Player must cross the red line before the next player goes.

• Point for the first team finished.

• White team shoots on the blue goalie, and blue team shoots on the white goalie within the appropriate divisions.

• There will be five pucks per group and each group will rotate between players until five goals have been scored or three minutes is up.

• If a shooter does not score, they must retrieve the puck and pass it to the next player. If the shooter scores, the next player takes a new puck.

• Initiation – Coaches will receive unscored pucks and pass to the next shooter.

• A point will be awarded to the team that finished first, or hast he most goals when the time runs out.