This weekend marks the start of the BC Midget Tier 1 Provincials – hosted by the local Comox Valley Chiefs minor hockey team.

Tournament spokesperson Dean Garrett says a big banquet will start off the festivities tomorrow. He notes all the teams, player officials, officials from the league and parents will be on hand.

The banquet starts at 6:00 PM at the Native Sons Hall in Courtenay.

Opening ceremonies for the tournament take place on Sunday at 6:45 PM, with the Comox Valley Chiefs playing their first game against Vancouver right after the ceremonies. Further details can be found at through the Comox Valley Minor Hockey Association’s website.