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Friday — March 19, 2004


Women’s hockey
tournament takes
to the ice

8th annual Sun Valley Classic

The Sun Valley Sunsets, Fury and Fury II are set for a big weekend with the annual Sun Valley Classic women’s hockey tournament. The 11-team tilt takes place Friday through Sunday at the Sun Valley Ice Rink.

A total of 21 games are planned for the eighth annual tournament. Games run from 6-11 p.m. Friday, from 7:50 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Sun Valley Skating Center.

Each team plays three games within its division to determine which teams advance to Sunday’s consolation and championship games.

Joining the Sunsets in the "A Flight" are two Canadian teams, the Red Mountain Rippers and Express 24 Lady Blues, along with the Boise Blades, Jackson Hole Teton Passers and Montana Powder Hounds.

In the "B Flight" are Sun Valley Fury and Sun Valley Fury II, Redwood City, Boise Hericanes and Jackson Hole Venom.

Last March, the Salt Lake Black Diamonds defeated the Sunsets 4-1 for the "A Flight" title, while the Wasatch Wings beat Boise Hericanes 5-1 in the "B Flight" finale. The Fury claimed the consolation title with a 4-0 victory over the Jackson Hole Venom.

Spectators are welcome to turn out and support the players this weekend. Here are the game times for the local teams in the tourney:

Friday, March 19: At 6 p.m., SV Fury vs. Redwood City Lady Polars. At 7:10 p.m., SV Sunsets vs. Express 24. At 8:30 p.m., SV Fury II vs. Boise Hericanes.

Saturday, March 20: At 10:10 a.m., SV Sunsets vs. Red Mountain Rippers. At 11:20 a.m., SV Fury vs. Boise Hericanes. At 4 p.m., SV Fury II vs. Jackson Hole Venom. At 6:30 p.m., SV Sunsets vs. MT. Powder Hounds. At 7:40 p.m., SV Fury vs. Jackson Hole Venom.

Sunday, March 21: At 8 a.m., SV Fury II vs. Redwood City. At 9:10 a.m., "B Flight" consolation game. At 10:20 a.m., "A Flight" consolation game. At 11:30 a.m., "B Flight" championship game. At 12:40 p.m., "A Flight" championship game.


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