The 27th Anniversary of the Vince Ryan Memorial Hockey Tournament will be held March 17th through 20th, 2016. This tournament is one of the largest recreational adult hockey tournaments in the world.
Every year over 160 teams from across Canada and the United States gather, bringing thousands of players to 10 rinks across the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) in Nova Scotia.
Proactively seeing the need for the development of female hockey programs in Nova Scotia, the tournament organizers launched what has become a successful female division for women 19 and over in 1999. More than 200 volunteers devote thousands of hours to make sure each and every participant enjoys their time to the fullest.
In addition to the competitive, exciting and sportsmanlike hockey, off the ice tournament time is known for reunions of friends and families, the start of new friendships, numerous social events, and great nightly entertainment at a number of locations.