The first annual Richmond Midget Hockey Tournament was held Jan. 1-4, 1981 and took place at both the Richmond and Seafair Arenas. The ten team tournament included Richmond, Seafair, 2 teams from NSWC, Nanaimo, Burnaby Minor, Saanich, Calgary, Abbotsford and Arbutus Club.
Former Richmond Minor President, Don Lindsay was the guiding force behind the formation of the tournament and was the first Tournament Director. We wanted to provide an opportunity both for our kids and those from other Associations to be part of a competitive tournament. The tournament quickly grew as its reputation became well established. With the entry of the Northern California All-Stars in 1983, the tournament became international for the first time. In 1992, the tournament was expanded to include Midget AAA teams.