Hamilton assists at women’s hockey championships

As the IIFH Women’s World Hockey Championship tournament continues in Kamloops, Bob Hamilton of Summerland is assisting the Canadian team.

As the IIFH Women’s World Hockey Championship tournament continues in Kamloops, Bob Hamilton of Summerland is assisting the Canadian team.

Hamilton volunteered as a team host for the games, which began March 25 and continue to April 5.

“I lucked out and got Team Canada,” he said. “I’m pretty fortunate to get this.”

Hamilton’s work as team host involves looking after the team’s needs and dealing with any problems they may have from the time the members arrive to the time they depart

Eight teams, from Canada, the United States, Sweden, Finland, the Czech Republic, Japan, Switzerland and Russia are competing.

The Canadian and American teams are considered the strongest at the competition.

“They’re 23 of the best hockey players we have representing our country,” Hamilton said.

While Canada has won in women’s hockey in the last three Winter Olympics, the United States has also developed a strong team for the tournament.

“It’s very exciting hockey,” Hamilton said. “The girls are giving it their all out there.”