From January 12 to 22, 40 midget hockey teams will battle for the win in four categories: AA, BB, A and B, during the 39th annual Lachute National Midget Hockey Tournament. Lachute’s Stars will be represented in all divisions but the BB division, and the Eastern Prescott-Russell Fusion will be competing in the A class.

Upcoming games for local players include: on Wednesday, January 18 at 7 p.m., EPR Fusion will play against Montreal-Nord Nordiques at the Brownsburg arena. On Wednesday, January 18 at 7:30 p.m., Lachute’s AA Stars will play the Pierrefonds Barracudas,  and on Friday, January 20 at 8 p.m. Lachute will face Repentigny. Both games will be in Lachute. The champions will be crowned on Sunday, January 22. (Submitted by Sylvain Lauwers)