Over 13000 km Travelled…

NOV 15 CHE Hockey

3 weekends, 3 locations, , 16 trophies, 72 teams, 124 games, 1612 medals and 13036 km traveled by the cup and the Tournament of Champions season is officially over for 2014.  After traveling more than 25% around the world and a lot of overhead hoists the cup has had to be sent in for some small repairs, but overall the TOC season was a huge success.

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It all started in sunny Las Vegas where Jamey Hicks and Mike McCabe got the TOC season started November 6 – 9.  33 teams from all over North America and 1 from Europe met in Sin City to determine whether they could truly be a Champions Champion and I’m not referring to Harry Potter.  Only 8 teams were able to scramble to the top and hoist the Cup on Saturday night.  A hearty congrats goes out to:

  • Pat and the Wickham Bears from Mansonville, QC
  • Lenette and the One Timers from Haines Junction, YK
  • Barry and Aces from Richmond, BC
  • Joe and the Stingers from Whitestone, NY
  • Al and the Silver Bullets from Winnipeg, MB
  • Tina and the Hot Shots from Las Vegas, NV
  • Claude and the Blades from Cornwall, ON
  • Nicholas and DVDA from Palmdale, CA

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From Las Vegas the cup traveled 3600 km to the hockey mecca of Montreal for the November 14 – 16 event.  28 teams from Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Connecticut, New York, Ontario, Manitoba, Massachusetts and Quebec were privileged to see the Habs walk all over the Bruins on Thursday night, then test their metal against other other Champions from 2014.  Although all great teams, only 6 would get the chance to drink champagne on Sunday.  Congratulations to:

  • Eric and Tetreault Financial from Plattsburgh, NY
  • Glen and the Bulls from Toronto, ON
  • Pierre and the Boys of HBA from Quebec City, QC
  • Ian and Blackhorse from Bay Roberts, NF
  • Blake and the Wubba Kongs from West Haven, CT
  • Laura and the Beavers from Ottawa, ON

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Finally the cup headed all the way out to majestic Banff, Alberta for the final installment of the 2014 TOC events.  Just 2 of the 10 teams were lucky enough to get their hands on the cup, but luckily Chad Cavanagh was able to seduce this stunning bull elk to hold still long enough for the great shot above.  CHE sincerely congratulates:

  • Don and the Chiefs from Calgary, AB
  • Rockson and the Wolves from Calgary, AB

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We look forward to showing all of the champion teams their names on the cup at one of next year’s TOC tournaments in either Las Vegas, Montreal or Banff.  We still have plenty of space in all of our 2015 adult tournaments for teams looking to earn their spot in a 2015 TOC.  Visit our website for all dates, details and prices.  www.chehockey.com

Graydon Crowley

Canadian Hockey Enterprises

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TOC Season Officially Under Way!!!

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As the days begin to get shorter and shorter and the leaves start to pile up on the lawn, a feeling of dread and despair can often overcome any Canadian.  But here at CHE it simply means that November is finally here and the Tournament of Champions (TOC) season is in full swing.

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This weekend we get the ball rolling in the land of blackjack and buffets at our 5th Annual TOC event in beautiful and exciting Las Vegas, NV.  Once again the tournament has grown and with 34 teams that have traveled in from all across North America and even one team from Brno, Czech Republic it’s sure to be another successful weekend in Vegas.

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Unlike previous years, the TOC season doesn’t start and end on the same weekend in Sin City, as we’ve now officially expanded our TOC events to Montreal November 14 – 16 and Banff November 21 – 23.  With a total of 72 teams participating this fall it’s a great way to kick off the Adult Tournament season.  Good luck to everyone in Las Vegas, Montreal and Banff and make sure to keep up to date with scores and story lines on www.chehockey.com/scores and www.facebook.com/canadianhockeyenterprises.

Graydon Crowley

Canadian Hockey Enterprises 

Miracle on Ice

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This version of the Miracle on Ice takes place at the CHE hockey tournament in lake Placid in April, 2008, where Alex Scalise of Pittsfield, MA and Terri Bullett of Chateauguay, QC were both registered for the tournament for the first time.

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Alex went to Lake Placid because he was asked to play for another Massachusetts team that needed a goalie (not his regular team).  It was Terri’s team’s first time playing in Placid too.  They met on the Thursday night as their teams were both staying at the Golden Arrow on the same floor, two-three rooms apart.

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After Alex’s team was eliminated on the Saturday, he was sulking in his beer when Terri stepped in to make him feel better. He saw some potential so decided to let her try and make him feel better for the rest of his life.

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Terri and Alex spent the next few years living the miracle in QC and MA, running the Northway (Route 87 in New York) every other weekend so they could see each other and for their kids to spend time together.  This past August (2014), they got engaged and are planning their wedding in Lake Placid for next September.

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Proof that miracles do happen in Lake Placid, on and off the ice ☺

Sue Rasmussen

Canadian Hockey Enterprises