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Goalies in the spotlight during Ryan Clark Memorial hockey tournament

Ryan Clark was a well-known Junior B hockey goalie with the Comox Valley Glacier Kings from a well-known family in Chemainus when he died in a car accident. - file
Ryan Clark was a well-known Junior B hockey goalie with the Comox Valley Glacier Kings from a well-known family in Chemainus when he died in a car accident.
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The fifth-annual Ryan Clark Memorial hockey tournament brings spring break to a grand conclusion for 15 local and out-of-town Midget C teams at Cowichan and Fuller Lake Arenas.

Since Ryan was a goalie, there will be special awards for the top goalies, with the Clark family doing the honours.

MVP towels are being awarded in each game and every player receives a hoodie with a goalie silhouette. More than 300 will be handed out.

The final game of the tournament is at 6 p.m. Sunday at Fuller Lake.

All proceeds go toward a hockey benevolent fund. Last year, the fund provided more than $6,000 for families in need of financial support.

“Ryan’s graduating class, led by Andrew Young, will be scorekeeping and timekeeping all weekend,’’ noted Kathy Irving, who handles the Fuller Lake part of the tournament with husband Dale. Kristen Arnold handles Cowichan duties.

Doug Webber is also a Bantam C tournament being held in conjunction with the Midget C event. The gold medal game for the best of the Bantam recreational teams will be at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Fuller Lake.

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