Road Hockey Rumble in Gjoa Haven
For the past five years, the Northern store in Gjoa Haven has sponsored the Northern Meltdown Street Hockey Tournament. Street hockey is a Canadian tradition! The tournament is meant to encourage physical activity and good sportsmanship, but it is also a great way to have fun. This tournament is a chance for players to show off their skills and prove that they are the best street hockey players in Gjoa Haven!
The tournament is open to men and women of all ages, and is free of charge. Participants are encouraged to "just bring yourself and your stick". This year, teams also brought some real spirit and enthusiasm to the game. Despite some big blowouts early on, the final game ended in a hard-fought 1-0 win by "Road Hockey Rumble" over "Team USA". The winning goal was scored with just seconds remaining in the third period. It was an exciting finish!
The trophy can be seen on permanent display at the Gjoa Haven Northern Store, with the winning teams' names displayed from this year and years past.