The puck will soon drop to start one of Barry’s Bay’s most exciting sports events.
The Opeongo Heritage Cup hockey tournament returns to the Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre this weekend.
The tournament is made up of teams of players who are representing their national origins – and it traditionally brings out tonnes of flag-waving fans.
It’s an annual tradition that dates back to 2006, but it wasn’t played the past two years due to COVID.
This year’s event features the Algonquin Thunderbirds, German Black Eagles, Irish Shamrocks, and the Kashubian Griffins.
The event starts with an opening ceremony at 6:45 p.m. on Friday and there will be a tribute to Gino Odjick, the former Algonquin-NHL legend who died earlier this year.
A game between the Thunderbirds and Griffins follows. Action continues through Sunday.
The full schedule is here.