The first ever Beaver Swamp Hockey tournament was held in 2011 in the township of North Glengarry off of County Road 43. Friends and family gathered together to play outdoor hockey all day on an outdoor rink with the goal of holding bragging rights as the champions of the Beaver Swamp Hockey Tournament.
In 2012, the Beaver Swamp Crew focussed on a slightly larger tournament where an organized Facebook page was created outlining the event. 10 teams participated in the tournament, competing against one another in the second annual tournament
In 2013, after seeing how popular the tournament was becoming, we took it a step further. Beaver Swamp Hockey organized a 1 day outdoor hockey tournament on Saturday January 26th, 2013 that raised $1640.00 in funds. We envisioned raising enough money to allow for 1 youth to benefit from this fundraiser and to provide that child with the opportunity to play a full season of hockey with no financial obligation. With the generous support of hockey fans and sponsors we are pleased to announce that our vision’s goal has been met for 2013. The recipient of the prize, an 11 year old forward, received paid registration into the Alexandria Minor Hockey League, new hockey equipment, hockey sticks, registration into the local hockey school and a jersey of his favourite NHL hockey player.
On Saturday, January 25th, 2014, Beaver Swamp Hockey organized its 4th annual outdoor hockey tournament and raised a record breaking 1910$. The recipient of the 4th annual Beaver Swamp Hockey prize, a young goalie who is comparible to Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins, received paid registration into the Alexandria Minor Hockey League, new goalie equipment, registration into the local hockey school and a jersey of his favourite NHL player.
On top of this, Beaver Swamp Hockey donated a registration fee to the Alexandria Minor Hockey league in order to provide an additional family with a free registration.
On Saturday January 17th, 2015, with 16 teams participating in the annual tournament, Beaver Swamp Hockey raised $2981.00. A record breaking year for the organization. The tournament grew more attention and received a tremendous amount of volunteer help on top of generous donations from sponsors.
16 teams took part in the 6th annual tournament held on Saturday January 23rd, 2016. $3590.00 was raised! The Beaver Swamp Hockey tournament continued to receive support from its returning sponsors as well as adding new ones. It also seen the newly created Little Beavers Rink that allowed kids of all ages to play some pond hockey and get the chance to win awesome prizes!
The 2017 Beaver Swamp Hockey tournament was held on Saturday February 4th, 2017 in Alexandria, Ontario. With Open and Rec divisions added this year, Beaver Swamp Hockey accommodated all types of skill levels.
Beaver Swamp Hockey announced that it partnered up with the local chapter of Jumpstart Charities. Beaver Swamp Hockey will contribute its funds towards the Jumpstart Charities/Big Play program in order to help subsidise the initial cost of hockey fees for the 2017/18 hockey season.
in partnering with jumpstart, Beaver Swamp Hockey will cover the remaining balance of any outstanding registration fees and in addition, provide each recipient with up to $500.00 towards the purchase of new equipment.