Friday 25 June 2021

Canadians Win Costa Rica Hockey Tournament

The eight-member Calgary beer league hockey team won Costa Rica’s first-ever hockey tournament, defeating the Los Angeles Ruination 7-5.

 

Calgary Canadian Citizens hockey team hoist a trophy from the first-ever Costa Rican hockey tournament, which they won on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017.

- Advertisement -

Described as “an otherworldly experience”, the Calgary Citizens also played against a team from the Falkland Islands, and Costa Rica’s own, El Castillo Knights.

 

The Calgary Herald reports the entire event was a once in a lifetime experience for the Canadian players who range in age from 32 to 50.

Related: Costa Rica’s First International Ice Hockey Tournament Has Canadian PM Excited

- Advertisement -

“It was definitely a really cool experience,” said the 37-year-old, calling from Costa Rica on Monday, a day after his team won a see-saw 7-5 championship game against the Los Angeles Ruination. We’re were playing in front of hundreds of fans who are just loving it. Kids are coming up to us asking for autographs — that’s a first and a last for us,” said Calgary’s Kyle Kemp.

The tournament was played before hundreds of spectators at the Castillo Country Club in the hills of Heredia, as the players had to adapt to an ice surface about half the size of a Canadian rink, low boards and no glass partitions, playing three-on-three with no slapshots.

“They were totally blown away. For our local team, it was an important learning experience as we had never actually played another team before,” said Bruce Callow, former and long-time expat in Costa Rica. “Having three foreign teams really made the tournament memorable and historic and having the Falklands come here was off the scale amazing.”

Kemp said he and his teammates plan to spend the rest of this week in Costa Rica, returning to Calgary on Friday. And he’ll be first to volunteer for any future tournaments in the growing Central American hockey mecca.

“Walking into a (ice) rink in flip-flops is a real challenge,” Kemp told the Calgary Herald. “We’d love to come back.”

- Advertisement -

FACT CHECK:
We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Costa Rica’s First International Ice Hockey Tournament Has Canadian PM Excited

It's no Stanely Cup playoffs, but on November 18 & 19,...

MOST READ

Antivirus creator John McAfee found dead in Spanish prison cell

Q24N - You may not know John McAfee, of his eccentrics, but you are sure to have the name and may even have your...

The United States will distribute 55 million vaccines against Covid-19 in Latin America, Africa and Asia

QCOSTARICA - The United States presented on Monday a plan to share 55 million doses of coronavirus vaccines worldwide, with approximately 75% of the...

Preventive operations to protect tourists visiting the Guanacaste Conservation Area

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Public Security (MSP) and the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) joined forces to prioritize ecological operations, which aim...

Full court decides not to investigate or dismiss Emilia Navas

QCOSTARICA - Emilia Navas will not be removed from her position as attorney general, after calls for her to step down due to her...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction June 24: plates ending in 7 & 8 CANNOT circulate

Today, Thursday, June 24, plates ending in 7 & 8 CANNOT circulate. The measure is countrywide and applied between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm, save...

Nathalie Álvarez Mesén’s feature debut, Clara Sola, ready for the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight

Q ENTERTAINMENT (CINEUROPA) Nathalie Álvarez Mesén’s debut feature, Clara Sola, is ready to take part in this year’s Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction June 19: only “ODDS” can circulate

Today, Saturday, June 19, only vehicles with "ODD" ending plates CAN circulate The measure is countrywide and applied between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm, save...

Germany opens borders to Ticos from this Friday!

QCOSTARICA - Good news for Ticos with traveling fever! From Friday, June 25, Germany will allow entry of travelers from Costa Rica as long...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction June 21: plates ending in 1 & 2 CANNOT circulate

Today, Monday, June 21, we are back to the two plates that cannot circulate, in today's case plates ending in 1 & 2 CANNOT...

WANT TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST!

Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.