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Blueliners trek to Vernon for weekend tilt

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
March 31st, 2011

By The Nelson Daily Sports

It’s been one of those seasons for the Nelson Blueliners Women’s Hockey Club.

Too much drive for not enough tournaments.

However, the Heritage City squad will get back on the ice Friday in the Central Okanagan at the annual Vernon Women’s Hockey Tournament.

The event serves as a precursor to the 16th annual Icebreaker Tournament April 8-10 at the NDCC Arena.

The three-day affair is the oldest advance-intermediate tourney still running in the Kootenays.

Already confirmed to attend is the Spokane Women’s Hockey Club, Whitefish Wailers, Fernie Hustlers, Trail Chix with Sticks, Thorman Drilling out of Nelson, Vernon Vixens and the Kelowna Ice Dragons.

The Blueliners enter the home tourney as the defending champs.
However, for the home side to repeat the club must overcome strong teams from Trail and Fernie, which also have found their way to the winner’s circle.

The tourney begins Friday with the final set for 2:45 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.

Prior to the final is the consolation game at 1 p.m.

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