For the second year in a row, the first matches of the Tournament international de hockey bantam de Granby could be played a day later than expected.
The large amount of snow expected has forced the leaders of the tournament to consider a plan B just in case.
“We’re going to meet at noon, Wednesday, and look at the state of the roads, has been explained by the chairman Norman Side. If you see that it doesn’t look great, we will simply cancel the first night. You can’t play with the security of the people. “
You may remember : a year ago, the first night, for the same reasons, had been cancelled. The decision was taken in the afternoon.
“We have teams coming from far away on Wednesday. , Such as Montreal, Longueuil, Sherbrooke and Drummondville, said Normand Side. We’ll see, but we will not take risks for nothing. “
There will be no draws this year in the tournament bantam. What will the leaders do, if they decide to cancel the first evening, it is to proceed to a random draw to determine the winner and the loser of each match has been scratched from the schedule.
“The problem is that we cannot simply take back the games, said in the Side. Our schedule is full, there is no space for times. One is aware that it may be the disgruntled if ever we are obliged to make it until then. “
The first game of the tournament should be opposed, in the class B, the Valois Acton Vale to the Cobras de Granby. It is scheduled for 16: 35, on the ice B of the centre sportif Léonard-Grondin. Ten other encounters are on the programme on Wednesday.