Panters ready for junket

A reminder the 11th annual January Junket old-timers hockey tournament takes over Oceanside Place Jan. 8-9.

WHY ARE THESE guys smiling? The January Junket oldtimer’s hockey tournament put on by the Parksville Panters is fast approaching. For the full story check out Tuesday’s Sports.

WHY ARE THESE guys smiling? The January Junket oldtimer’s hockey tournament put on by the Parksville Panters is fast approaching. For the full story check out Tuesday’s Sports.

A reminder the 11th annual January Junket old-timers hockey tournament takes over Oceanside Place Jan. 8-9.

Admission is free with games going on at both rinks starting at 8:30 a.m. through to around 3 p.m.

Tournament co-founder cum Parksville city councilor Al Greir and his Panters’ cronies also host the World Classic tournament in early September.

There are four age divisions in the Junket: 60+, 65+, 70+, and 75+.

“We have 14 teams this year,” Greir explained from behind the end-glass at Victor Kraatz Arena, and confirmed “it’s always a good time.”

The tourney’s 16 teams are divided up evenly with four teams in each of the four age divisions; 60+, 65+, 70+, and 75+.

The Panters are part of the Parksville Golden Oldies Sports Association (PGOSA) which has some 1,200 members in the Oceanside area.