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.