Edition 2022 cancelled...
In compliance with the health measures in force, and considering that there are only 5 weeks left before the dates of the tournament, it is with regret and bitterness that the organizing committee of the Granby International Hockey Tournament announces that the 52nd edition will not be held in February 2022.
We were almost ready for this edition. The schedule completed, the purchases were made, the first aid reserved, the managers of the referees and markers were completing to fill the spots in the schedule. Then this wave hit us hard again and the measures were tightened. Moreover, we have no idea of a possible date for the relaxation of measures. At the end of December, the 6 European teams had already cancelled their participation for the February tournament. We cannot wait until the last minute to confirm the tournament.
As for the possibility of postponing the tournament to another date, we must think of the other users of the Centre sportif Léonard-Grondin, the end-of-season series of minor hockey and the provincials; more difficult to manage for us and the teams. Also, postponing the tournament to May is not a good option for us; we are approaching the end of the school year and young people have different sports in the summer, so also difficult to manage for us and the teams.
We thank all the speakers, sponsors and volunteers who worked to present this edition. It's a real shame!
We find it sad to relive the cancellation of the tournament for a 2nd year. We strongly hope that the tournament will return in February 2023, always with the aim of providing a great experience for young people, parents and spectators. Being able to play games against teams from other provinces, the United States and Europe is always energizing for young people.
Hoping that young people can quickly renew with their sport!
The Committee of the 52nd THIBG