The 12th annual Kimmett Cup is just over a month away and the tournament is still looking for some teams to round out the bracket.
The three-on-three pond hockey tournament will take place at Mitford Ponds and Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre. The Kimmett Cup benefits the Lindsay Leigh Kimmett Memorial Foundation, a non-profit organization that was started after her death in 2008.
Organizer Reid Kimmett said they still have some space available in each division and are looking to fill up the tournament a few weeks before the games kick off on Jan 31.
"Right now we have about 20 spots left for teams to join," he said.
"It can be in any of the four divisions ... we have a competitive division which is fairly high-level hockey, two recreational divisions, one that is a little more competitive and has playoff games and the other is a little more for fun and doesn't have playoffs at the end. Then finally, we have our fun, family division with young kids participating."
"Those 20 teams can kind of fall into any of those four categories. We don't necessarily have a hard deadline (for registration) but ideally, with the event being Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, we'd have everything sorted out by Jan. 10 or so. Just so then we can get our schedule coordinated, built and communicated to all the teams."
Pricing for the tournament is quite affordable, especially if you get a large number of players on your team.
"The price for each team is $450 per team," Kimmett said. "The maximum number of players you can have is 10 which equals out to $50 per player."
Despite the organizers still looking for teams to join in on the fun, Kimmett said preparation for the tournament is going quite well.
"Preparations, for the most part, are going well. It's obviously a little bit slower with teams joining," Kimmett said. "The main emphasis is to get registration up and going as it normally is and then from there we make our transition over to fundraising and getting the participants keen on fundraising toward this year's charity, the Children's Cottage, and Children's Wish Foundation."
"Right now, it all kind of comes down to getting as many people participating as possible and getting into the spirit of the event."