Northern Sponsors 7th Annual Northern Meltdown Street Hockey Tournament
Residents of Gjoa Haven faced off on May 12th and 13th for the 7th Annual Northern Meltdown Street Hockey Tournament hosted by Northern Gjoa Haven. Nine teams suited up to try and reach street hockey supremacy, and by weekend’s end, team Impact walked away champions.
The Northern Meltdown Street Hockey Tournament was devised by store manager Matt Gee. Registration is free and the motto is “just bring yourself and your stick”. The event is open to all ages and genders. The intention of the event is to encourage fair play and physical activity, while giving local people a chance to be proud of their efforts and engage in a fun, safe activity for one weekend a year.
This year’s event was a massive success that included a new element to the tournament. A skills competition testing player’s ability to stick handle and shoot was held and the winners were awarded Northern gift cards. After the skills competition, Northern staff grilled burgers and hot dogs for all the participants.