Hockey teams from across Alaska and the Yukon are in Juneau today through Sunday for the third annual Rainforest Classic Old-Timers Tournament at Treadwell Arena.
Nine teams will compete in two divisions at the tourney, which is for players age 32 and older. In addition to three Juneau squads, the event includes Alaska teams from Petersburg and Fairbanks. There are four Yukon Territory teams - two from Whitehorse, and one each from Dawson City and Faro.
The Juneau Aces return to play in the A division as they try for their third straight title.
Round-robin games begin at 2:30 p.m. today and will run late into the evening. There will be an hour-long free public skate at 5:30 p.m. this evening, prior to the 6:30 p.m. game between Fairbanks and Dawson City.
On Saturday, round-robin competition continues starting at 8 a.m., with the day's last game starting at 6:30 p.m. The top two teams in each division will advance to Sunday's championship games at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.
2005 RAINFOREST CLASSIC OLD-TIMERS HOCKEY TOURNAMENT
All games at Treadwell Arena. Wins worth two points, ties worth one point. Top two teams in each division will play in Sunday's championship games.
A Division - Juneau Aces, Dawson City, Whitehorse Select, Fairbanks, Petersburg Whalers.
B Division - Juneau Sourdoughs, Whitehorse Stems & Seeds, Faro North Stars, Juneau Classiques.
2:30 p.m. - Juneau Aces vs. Whitehorse Select
4 p.m. - Juneau Sourdoughs vs. Juneau Classiques
6:30 p.m. - Dawson City vs. Fairbanks
8 p.m. - Whitehorse Stems & Seeds vs. Faro North Stars
9:30 p.m. - Petersburg Whalers vs. Juneau Aces
11 p.m. - Faro North Stars vs. Juneau Sourdoughs
8 a.m. - Dawson City vs. Petersburg Whalers
9:30 a.m. - Whitehorse Select vs. Fairbanks
11 a.m. - Juneau Classiques vs. Whitehorse Stems & Seeds
12:30 p.m. - Juneau Aces vs. Dawson City
2 p.m. - Whitehorse Stems & Seeds vs. Juneau Sourdoughs
3:30 p.m. - Faro North Stars vs. Juneau Classiques
5 p.m. - Fairbanks vs. Petersburg Whalers
6:30 p.m. - Dawson City vs. Whitehorse Select
8:30 a.m. - B Division championship
10 a.m. - A Division championship