Hockeyfest - Game On debuted in Abbotsford over the weekend. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Hockeyfest - Game On debuted in Abbotsford over the weekend. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

PHOTOS: Hockeyfest debuts in Abbotsford

Event billed as ‘world’s largest street hockey festival’ takes over Abbotsford Centre

Hockeyfest – Game On made its B.C. debut in Abbotsford over the weekend, with dozens of players of all ages competing outside Abbotsford Centre.

The event, billed as the world’s largest street hockey festival, ran from July 16 to 18 .

Games were played on 50 per cent to scale NHL-sized rinks with real boards, real netting and real referees.

The festival debuted in 2019 with events in Chicago and several cities in Ontario. Abbotsford is the second stop on the 2021 tour and is the lone B.C. city to host. Other cities include: Edmonton (July 9 to 11), Regina (July 23 to 25), Ottawa (July 30 to Aug. 1), Blaine, Minn. (Aug. 13 to 15), Summerside, PEI (Aug. 27 to 29) and Winnipeg (Aug. 27 to 29).

Photos by: John Morrow/Abbotsford News

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