Annual Gilbertson Memorial Hockey Tournament

By KBJR News 1

March 31, 2012 Updated Mar 31, 2012 at 10:42 PM CDT

Superior, WI The Gilbertson Invitational was held this week. The remembrance hockey tournament is in its sixth year.

It is held yearly in remembrance for Keith Gilbertson after his untimely death.

The tournament brings in players from all over the country and also Canada.

The first game was held on Friday, and with all proceeds going to scholarship funds, the hockey association says it looks as though the Gilby is sticking around for years to come.

Tournament Director Tim Curtis talked with us on how much of an honor it is to be able to handle the memorial tournament.
"His family started this tournament seven years ago and now SAHA has taken it over in his honor to raise money for the youth of superior and the hockey association".

Brad Gilbertson talked with us about the proceeds of the tournament, and how they are used for student scholarships.
"The first four years we've got over $60,000 in the scholarship fund. We give $1,000 scholarships to two students, so we give out $2,000 a year".

The tournament runs until Sunday, wrapping up with a silent auction of items that were bid on during the tournament at Roper's Saloon.