This past weekend the Havre Ice Dome played host to the 2nd Annual Hi-Line Hell Freeze Adult Hockey Tournament. With teams from around the state, as well as Alberta and Saskatchewan, the tournament was able to raise over $5,000 to support the Havre Youth Hockey Program.
The event kicked off Friday night with all teams in action and many fans in attendance. It wrapped up Sunday afternoon.
In the end, The Havre River Rats Grey Team took first place in the Speed Division, defeating the Medicine Hat Bobcats 4 to 1 to claim the title. The other Havre Team in the Speed Division, Havre River Rats Black team, finished in fifth place, just missing the consolation game with a last second goal against them on Saturday night.
The two Havre teams in the Recreational Division, Havre Blue and Havre White, met Sunday in the Consolation Game, with Havre River Rats Blue winning a tight contest, 3-2. The Recreation Division was won by the Great Falls Kaos, who beat the Bozeman Flying Zams in the Championship Game.
Both champion teams took home t-shirts as well as having their team name engraved in the Inaugural Hi-Line Hell Freeze Hockey Trophy. The trophy will be kept at the Havre Ice Dome year round for players and fans to see.
Next year’s tournament is already scheduled for the final weekend in January, with many of this year’s teams already committed to returning.
Havre’s Adult Hockey Program is continually growing, with over 70 players already involved in two leagues.
Anyone in the community who is interested in a fun winter time activity is invited to our free Adult Hockey Clinics. The first two clinics will take place the next two Sunday’s, Feb. 5t and Feb. 12 at 1:15pm, with rental skates and gear provided for those who don’t have any.