A busy week led to a high energy finale as an inspiring sporting event came to the Medstead arena. In an occasion put on by the Medstead and District Recreation Association (MADRA), the Glaslyn North Stars came to the village to play the Medstead hockey team.
The Medstead Royals: Kirby Kroeker, Darcy Loewen, Lorne Long, Brad Sankey, Kent Jesse, Kevin Anderson, Greg Knot, Trevor Short, Derek Moore, Murray Short, Corey Penner, Curtis Moore, Dave Lange and Marvin Soderberg donned their blue jerseys and played the puck for the three 25-minute periods. The two goalies, Mervyn Seidle and Woody Cherwoniak, made a solid performance against the team in green.
Hundreds crowded the Medstead arena to cheer on the Royals, a team coached by Dave Garner, with honorary captain Ron Pauls. Kelly Schneider acted as master of ceremonies, broadcasting lively announcements, and engaging an enthusiastic audience. When the final bell rang, the scoreboard showed 10-3 in favour of the Glaslyn North Stars. The friendly spirit of the game melded with the energy of the cheering crowd as good sportsmanship made for a successful event.
The second of the scheduled hockey games is slated for Dec. 28 at the Medstead Arena. The upcoming event will begin at 8 p.m. with the Spiritwood Timberwolves playing the Meota Combines. The game will be followed by a dance held at the Village Hall. The open canteen, high energy hockey, and fun crowds continue to ensure that Medstead keeps alive its spirit of community during the coldest season.