Sport

Ice hockey action returns to Coffs Harbour

ON THE ICE: The 3-on-3 Ice Skirmish is headed back to Coffs Harbour's Big Banana ice rink this long weekend.
ON THE ICE: The 3-on-3 Ice Skirmish is headed back to Coffs Harbour's Big Banana ice rink this long weekend.

ICE hockey is set to return to the Coffs Coast this long weekend, with the Big Banana Fun Park ice rink hosting the seventh annual 3-on-3 Ice Skirmish.

The competition is fierce and provides exciting entertaining hockey.

3-on-3 Ice Hockey is a fast, fun and continuous brand of the game played with small teams of six plus a goalie, with the players alternating on the ice, 3 at a time.

"It's four days of ice hockey at its best - fast, fit and fun,” Big Banana General Manager Michael Lockman said.

"The annual competition started as a two-club match between Newcastle North Stars and Southern Stars from Brisbane.

"Coffs Harbour and The Big Banana was chosen to host the event as the halfway meeting point for the 3-on-3 ice hockey weekend,” he said.

The tournament now includes seven clubs represented by 23 teams from NSW, QLD and ACT.

Some 150 players from five to 15-years-old will play in four different age divisions from Friday to Monday with 75 games to roll onto the ice.

The seven clubs represented this year are: Southern Stars (Brisbane), Newcastle North Stars

Canberra Phoenix, Norwest Emperors (Sydney), Liverpool Saints, Gold Coast Grizzlys and Brisbane Buccaneers.