The 10th annual Eric Gutknecht Memorial Atom Hockey Tournament included all sorts of fun and surprises from November 15-17 at the North Grenville Municipal Centre. In between games the kids were able to play hockey with mini sticks during down time in the lobby.

There were all sorts of prizes including player of the game awards, raffle tables, 50-50 draws and some of the most competitive hockey that has been played at this level! Five of six final games were determined by one goal including three overtime games and one decided by penalty shots.

A tremendous amount of praise must be given to all organizes, volunteers, parents, fans, and the players themselves for making this one of the most fun filled week-ends of the year!

The KDMHA and the Eric Gutknecht Memorial Hockey Tournament has been changed from Novice to Atom as changes were made in youth hockey in Ontario.

They involve youngsters at the novice level, who will play half their season in a half-ice format. The initiative is meant to help improve the skill level of those involved.

The novice level hockey players played on a full ice rink in a typical game of hockey, but now they will start the season using half the ice. As they move up in the sport, with more experience, they will convert back to a full ice surface.

The Kempville Panthers have changed to The Kempville Royals for the 2019/2020 season


Tournament Program

The KDMHA and the Kemptville Royals Eric Gutknecht Memorial Atom Hockey Tournament

10th Anniversary



Tournament Sponsors



The Eric Gutknecht Memorial Bursary

The 10th annual Eric Gutknecht Memorial Atom Hockey Tournament saw 16 teams in Atom B and  8 teams in Atom C

                           The Kemptville Royals

Eric Gutknecht Memorial Atom Hockey Tournament

Atom B Division


A Final         Kempville Royals B2     2  -  1                     West Carleton Warriors


B Final        Smith Falls Bears          2 -  1  (OT)            Kemptville Royals B1 


C Final         Metcalfe Jets                  2  -  1  (OT)           ​Nepean  Aces

Atom C Division

A Final         Kemptville Royals C2    4  -  1                      Leeds Chargers   

B Finals       Richmond Royals           2  -  1                     Carleton Place Kings 

C Finals       Kemptville Royals C1     4  -  3 (OT)           West Carleton Warriors