Saturday saw 33 games taking place as the action continued on Day 2 of the 2020 INFINITI QX50 Winter Classic tournament. Teams had a chance to experience the 5 puck shootout for a chance to win Tim Horton’s doughnuts or pizza provided by our tournament sponsor AJ’s Brooklyn Pizza Joint. UBC’s mascot, Thunder, spent some time hanging out with players and a few of our teams even got to experience playing under the Olympic rings at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

All 42 teams participating in the event were in action at once or twice today and our roving reporter was able to capture a few quotes for today’s segment of “Heard around the Rink”:

“Mommy, did you see me crash into the big red pad? The first time I didn’t mean to, but it was so much fun I kept trying to see if I could make it bust open!”

“Come on, there’s more popcorn up there and they aren’t asking for your name to know if you had more than one.” (referring to the popcorn bags INFINITI had at their table)

From an H2 goalie talking to a coach during the shootout…”am I allowed to “polka” check them so they can’t try to score?”

“Come for the hockey. Stay for the swag.” (a parent after their second game today referring to the ENORMOUS bag of goodies and the amazing hat provided by Beastvan in their team’s swag bag they receive after each game)

There were tons of smiles, some great plays, and a couple goaltender battles on the ice today which made for a great day around the rinks. We hope all of the teams are having as much fun as we are hearing from some of them. The action continues tomorrow with all teams in action again throughout the day.

Thanks to all of our volunteers who have been hard at work all week and onsite during the tournament who are making the event possible.

Sights from the day:

INFINITI on site


The Sweet Spoils of Victory (courtesy of AJs Brooklyn Pizza Joint)

A little game action