The Nanaimo Islanders are welcoming a full slate of visiting teams to the arena, and they want to invite hockey fans, too.
The Nanaimo Islanders Female Hockey Association hosts its second annual Harbour City Hockey Classic this weekend, starting Friday (Oct. 21).
This year’s tourney involves 10 teams split into two divisions. All the action will be on the Nanaimo Ice Centre.
The first game sees the Nanaimo Black Ice take on the Parksville Seagals at 5:30 p.m. and the first game for the Nanaimo Islanders is at 7 p.m. against the Comox Breakers.
Other local teams include the Nanaimo White Lightning and the Nanaimo Blue Ballerz. The Lightning take on the Victoria Rockettes Friday at 6:45 p.m. and the Ballerz are in action that night at 8:15 p.m. against the Stanley Cupcakes.
The championship games will be Sunday, with the rookie final at 11:45 a.m. at the NIC’s Civic Arena rink and the veteran-division final at 1:15 p.m. at Rink No. 1.