Stratford, ON – Family Day 2017 was a great day of
hockey for 16 novice teams from across the province. This past weekend in Brantford, ON was the
annual Dodge Caravan Kids Family Day tournament, hosted in partnership with
the OMHA and Dodge Canada. The day was
filled with lots of hockey, and a ton of fun!
The tournament featured all 16 teams playing 3 round robin games, competing in an exciting skills challenge, were served an awesome lunch by the Lookout Lounge, and awarded gifts from Dodge Canada. After the round robin games the top team from each division played in a Semi-Final to see who would compete for the Cup.
The first semi-final game featured an all ALLIANCE matchup between the West London Hawks, and Sarnia White Lightning, with West London winning by a score of 4-2. The second semi-final game was between the Oakville Red Devils and the Meadowvale Hawks, which featured a 3-3 tie at the midway point of the game. However Meadowvale would score 4 goals in the second half of the game to defeat Oakville 8-4.
The semi-final games set up an exciting final between Meadowvale and West London, which was the 5th game of the day for each team. However the long day resulted in a terrific final game, which featured a loud crowd and great hockey. The game saw West London jump out to an early 5-2 lead, however at the 14:51 mark of the second half, Meadowvale started the comeback, scoring 4 unanswered goals to mount a terrific comeback, and win the 2017 Dodge Caravan Kids Cup. Congratulations to both teams on a well-played Championship!
The final proved to be a great end to a terrific day. All the players had fun playing alongside their teammates and it was an exciting day of hockey for all. Big thanks to all the teams, sponsors, and volunteers who made the day a success!