A buzz of activity: Lakeview hosts 5 youth district hockey tourneys starting today

Marquette’s Brendan Little, right, brings the puck into the offensive zone pursued by Wyandotte’s Jordan Burks during the 16U B state finals junior hockey tournament Saturday evening, March 10, 2018, at Lakeview Arena in Marquette. (Journal photo by Rachel Oakley)

By Journal Sports Staff

MARQUETTE — Lakeview Arena in Marquette will be buzzing with multiple district hockey tournaments starting this afternoon and running through this weekend for youth divisions ranging from 10-under up to 18-under.

Five tourneys are scheduled, all for District 8, that eventually lead to teams going to state tournaments to be held late this month or in March.

The five divisions with three or four teams will play a round-robin format, while the two-team 12U A Division will play a best-of-three schedule.

Each game will consist of three periods, with those periods ranging from 12 minutes for 10U AA up to 16 minutes in the 14U AA bracket.

The 10U AA division includes three teams from Marquette, Calumet and the Copper Country (Houghton-Hancock); 12U A has two teams of Marquette and CC; 12U AA has four contestants with Marquette, Calumet, CC and Escanaba; 14U AA has three squads with Marquette, Calumet and CC; and 18U BB includes three teams from Marquette, Iron Range (Negaunee) and Manistique. Here is the schedule (all games at Russell Arena except Olson Arena as noted):

TODAY — 2 p.m., 10U, Marquette vs. CC; 3:15 p.m., 12U A, Marquette vs. CC; 4 p.m., 12U AA, Calumet vs. CC (at Olson Arena); 4:45 p.m., 12U AA, Marquette vs. Escanaba; 6:15 p.m., 14U, Marquette vs. Calumet; 7:45 p.m., 18U, Marquette vs. Iron Range

SATURDAY — 9 a.m., 12U AA, Marquette vs. CC; 9:30 a.m., 12U AA, Escanaba vs. Calumet (at Olson); 10:30 a.m., 10U, Calumet vs. CC; 11 a.m., 12U A, Marquette vs. CC (at Olson); 11:45 a.m., 14U, Calumet vs. CC; 1:30 p.m., 18U, Iron Range vs. Manistique; 3 p.m., 12U AA, Marquette vs. Calumet; 3:30 p.m., 12U AA, Escanaba vs. CC (at Olson)

SUNDAY — 9 a.m., 10U, Marquette vs. Calumet; 10:15 a.m., 12U A, Marquette vs. CC (if necessary); 11:45 a.m., 14U, Marquette vs. CC; 1:30 p.m., 18U, Marquette vs. Manistique

Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is sbrownlee@miningjournal.net.