30th Mike Hazen Tournament Set Friday-Sat., Sunday
Ogdensburg Minor Hockey will host the 30th edition of the Mike Hazen Memorial Tournament on Friday-Saturday and Sunday at the Edgar Newell Golden Dome rink and the Jimmy Howard Rink at the Richard Lockwood Arena.
Championship games in the Squirt, Pee Wee and Bantam Division will be held on Sunday at the Golden Dome beginning at 9 a.m. The tournament celebrates the life of Mike Hazen who died at age 15 and at it conclusion special awards will be presented to honor young players who display the attributes of Mike Hazen who impacted the lives of many and also honor outstanding service to Ogdensburg Minor Hockey.
Immediately following the Bantam Championship Game the Ogdensburg Minor Hockey Association will present the Frank and Gwenna Barr Scholarship Award, the Mike Hazen/Chad LaFlair Spirit of Friendship Award, the Mike Hazen Memorial Distinquished Service Award, the first Michelle Hazen Memorial Award and the Mike Hazen Outstanding Ogdensburg Bantam Award.
Following the Squirt Championship game the Scott Farrand Memorial Award will be presented.
The tournament will showcase outstanding local and visiting talent.
The tournament will also include a Minor Hockey Alumni Game at 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Golden Dome. In conjunction with the tournament a Celebrity Bartenders Night will be held at Sipps beginning at 7 p.m.
Anyone who wishes to play in the Alumni Game should please contact Karrie Dodd 315-323-5129 or Carrie Sholette 315-323-4625 or private message them both on Facebook.
"At the age of 15, Michael was unexpectedly and tragically taken from his family and friends. In remembrance of his life and accomplishments we honor him, his memory, his family and friends by hosting The 30th Mike Hazen Memorial Hockey Tournament. Mike did everything with such passion and enthusiasm that it brought those around him to the next level. He not only had this outlook toward sports, but toward life itself," said Kristen Hazen.
"It is the hope that Family/Teammates/Friends and all past recipients of The Mike Hazen Memorial Trophy will come together to participate in The 30th Mike Hazen Alumni Game and will take away with them some of this same spirit. The Mike Hazen Alumni game will be played at the Golden Dome on Saturday, Jan 11, with entertainment to follow ( Mike Hazen Celebrity Night ) at SIP’S Personally, I know how much this would mean to my brother Michael and the Hazen Family to have his teammates/family/friends lace up their skates and make their way to the ice. I know my brother and mother will be there in the crowd smiling watching you all skate together again."
30TH MIKE HAZEN TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
Friday At Dome: 5 p.m. - Bantam (Ogdensburg vs Norwood-Norfolk).
6:30 p.m. - Pee Wee B (South Grenville vs Ogdensburg).
8 p.m. - Squirt (Massena vs Thousand Islands).
Friday At Lockwood Arena: 5 p.m. - Squirts (Canton vs Massena), 6:30 - Pee Wee C (Potsdam vs Ogdensburg). 8 p.m. - Squirt (Ogdensburg vs Canton).
Saturday at Dome: 8 a.m. - Squirt (Thousand Islands vs Canton), 9:30 a.m. - Pee Wee C (Thousand Islands vs Ogdensburg), 11 a.m. - Pee Wee C (Smiths Falls vs Potsdam), 12:30 p.m. - Pee Wee C (Smith Falls vs Potsdam), 2 p.m. - Squirt (Massena vs Ogdensburg), 3:30 p.m. - Pee Wee C (Ogdensburg vs Smith Falls), 5 p.m. - Bantam (Ogdensburg vs Salmon River).
6:30 p.m. - Mike Hazen Tournament All-Star Game.
Saturday At Lockwood Arena: 8 a.m. - Arnprior vs Ogdensburg, 9:30 a.m. - Bantam - Kemptville vs Ogdensburg), 11 a.m. - Pee Wee B (South Grenville vs Arnprior), 12:30 p.m. - Bantam (Norwood-Norfolk vs Salmon River), 2 p.m. - Pee Wee B (Leitrim vs South Grenville). 3:30 p.m. - Pee Wee C (Thousand Islands vs Potsdam), 5 p.m. - Squirt (Ogdensburg vs Thousand Islands). 6:30 p.m. - Bantam (Kemptville vs Norfolk-Norwood).
Sunday at Lockwood Arena: 8 a.m. - Bantam (Salmon River vs Kemptville), 9:30 a.m. - Pee Wee B (Leitrim vs Arnprior).
Sunday At Dome: 8 a.m. - Pee Wee C (Smith Falls vs Thousand Islands), 9:30 a.m. - Squirt Championship game followed by presentation of Scott Farrand Sportsmanship Award. 11 a.m. - Pee Wee C Championship Game, 12:30 p.m. - Pee Wee B Championship Game, 2 p.m. - Bantam Championship Game.
Note: Immediately following the Bantam Championship Game the Ogdensburg Minor Hockey Association will present the Frank and Gwenna Barr Scholarship Award, the Mike Hazen/Chad LaFlair Spirit of Friendship Award, the Mike Hazen Memorial Distinquished Service Award, the Michelle Hazen Memorial Award and the Mike Hazen Outstanding Ogdensburg Bantam Award.