The Cranbrook H&R Block Kings pose after winning the 2016 Kalispell Winter Classic.  Pictured Left to Right:   Back row: Assistant Coach Don Demarchi

The Cranbrook H&R Block Kings pose after winning the 2016 Kalispell Winter Classic. Pictured Left to Right: Back row: Assistant Coach Don Demarchi

Cranbrook H&R Block Kings win gold at Kalispell Winter Classic

Kings defeat teams from Trail, Castlegar, Calgary, and Chestermere at Montana outdoor tournament.

For the Townsman

The Cranbrook H&R Block Kings went into their Christmas break on a winning note after finishing first place in the Kalispell Winter Classic. The tournament, held in Kalispell, Montana, was played entirely on an outdoor rink and the Kings battled through frigid -23 conditions and beat teams from Trail, Castlegar, and Calgary to reach the finals. The Kings faced Chestermere in the gold medal match and won 5-4 in a dramatic comeback victory. The Kings are now on their holiday break and will be back in action early in the new year before playing host to an 8-team tournament from January 13 to 15, 2017.