FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Crystal Cup will honour longtime minor hockey coach Sid Davis with the 1st Annual Sid Davis Memorial Youth Pond Hockey Challenge.

In a post on Facebook late Monday, Crystal Cup organizers announced the event for children between the ages of 5 and 18 will take place on the last day of the Crystal Cup, February 25, 2018.

Davis passed away just before Christmas. As soon as Davis and his family moved to Fort St. John, Sid joined the Fort St. John Minor Hockey Association and started coaching various teams. According to FSJ Minor Hockey “, He was a players coach; once you had him, he was invested in you. He followed the players’ progress through their various divisions and teams. He would shoot a text of encouragement or suggestion for improvement. He was inspiring!”

Teams of five to eight from pre-novice to midget can join in the pond hockey tournament.

Registration is now open for the Sid Davis Memorial Pond Hockey Challenge at Hard Edge Sports in the Pomeroy Sport Centre. Registration is $50 per team. All the details about the tournament will be posted at the Crystal Cup’s website

The 7th Annual Crystal Cup takes place February 23 to 25 out on Charlie Lake. Registration for the other parts of the tournament is still underway.