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Tourney raises $16K in Owens’ honour

Langley Screaming Vikings Keith Stanford (left) and Pierce Lee provide the screen against the Peninsula Eagles goaltender during play at the Jordan Owens Memorial Tournament on Saturday at the Walnut Grove Sportsplex. - John Gordon/Langley Times
Langley Screaming Vikings Keith Stanford (left) and Pierce Lee provide the screen against the Peninsula Eagles goaltender during play at the Jordan Owens Memorial Tournament on Saturday at the Walnut Grove Sportsplex.
— image credit: John Gordon/Langley Times

Five hundred hockey players between the ages of five and eight strapped on their skates this past week in honour of a little boy who loved hockey.

The players took part in the 11th annual Jordan Owens Memorial Hockey Tournament at the Walnut Grove Sportsplex from March 19-22.

Owens was just eight years old when he passed away after a battle with cancer in 1999.

Every March, the Langley Minor Hockey Association has held a tournament in honour of Jordan, who was an avid hockey player.

This year’s event raised approximately $16,000 and the 11-year total has surpassed $86,000.

The money raised through the tournament goes towards the B.C. Children’s Hospital.

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