Welcome Hockey Pioneers
The Victoria Playmakers Tournament will be held March 22-26, 2022
Please note that Covid Protocols state: Provincial Health Orders mandate that all participants (players, referees, support staff and spectators) must be double vaccinated in order to use recreational facilities (i.e. Pearkes Arena). Masks must also be worn indoors, but not required when on the ice or on the player’s bench. Participants will be required to show proof of vaccination. Any additional Provincial Health Orders that may be promulgated in the future will be followed and communicated to team managers.
Victoria Playmakers is an international tournament that consistently gets teams from Japan, California, Alberta and mainland British Columbia. It is the largest Old-Timers hockey tournament in Western Canada, with over 40 teams participating each year. This tournament is renowned for its superb organization, participation gifts, and hospitality events. However, due to Covid restrictions the Tournament Committee currently does not intend to host a beer garden, a Welcome Night, nor the banquet as part of the 2022 tournament. The spirit of fellowship on ice and the opportunity to play against far away teams make this a must do tournament to participate in. The Victoria Playmakers Old Timers Hockey Tournament is held at the end of March every year to take advantage of Victoria’s attractive setting and splendid weather during that time of year.
The Victoria Playmakers Association is a not for profit organization and its purpose is to promote Old-Timers hockey. The Playmakers Tournament is for players 55 years and over, the pioneers of the Canadian game of hockey. For men, the tournament is divided into age divisions of 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+ and 80+. There is one women’s division of 55+. This is a participation tournament with a format of 3 games per team.
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Victoria Playmakers Committee