The annual Prince Albert Bantam Tournament got underway yesterday with eight games on the Schedule.  The host, Venice House Pirates enter the tournament as one of the favorites to win the tournament and they didn’t disappoint on Day 1 in picking up a pair of wins.  They defeated the Regina Pat Blues 5-3 and then the Winnipeg Warriors 6-3 with Gabe Klassen figuring in prominently in both wins along with Logan Cox and Ashton Ferster up front.  All three players should go somewhere before the 5th round of the WHL Bantam Draft.

Another of the favorites are the Red Deer Rebels of the AMBHL who started with a 6-1 win over the Yorkton Terriers.  The Eastman Selects won their opener 7-3 over the Battlefords Barons.  The Humboldt Broncos piled up the goals yesterday in a pair of wins by scores of 11-2 over Weyburn and then 8-6 over Leduc of the AMBHL.

Action will continue today with 5 games today and then the playoffs to begin this evening.  Stay tuned for updates.