Saturday, Jan. 19, showed us all the Saskatchewan winter weather we know too well. We were shown how the weather can test everyone on the road during the winter months. Nobody knows more than hockey parents and their dedication.
This dedication was shown on Minor Hockey Day at the Wilkie Saskcan Community Center. Teams from all around the area and from Saskatoon arrived on schedule safely to have a fun day of hockey in Wilkie.
Initiation started the day off with their Battle Royal against Kerrobert. The lobby and the stands were full of people watching the “future players” on the ice. They played with their hearts on their sleeves and with spirit! Grandparents, parents, family and friends all took part in cheering the Initiation on for their game.
Novice then took to the ice against North Battleford and won their game. Atoms battled North Battleford and lost to in a very exciting game. The Peewee team took to the ice, and when the last buzzer rang, they won their game against Saskatoon.
Despite the losses and the wins, the display of sportsmanship could be seen and felt throughout the day.
During Minor Hockey Day, the booth at the Wilkie Saskcan Community Center was open for all to enjoy the delicious food served by Maryellen Herzog and crew.
Donations going towards Canadian Tire Jumpstart made donors eligible for a chance to win four Wilkie minor hockey official game pucks.
The winners of the minor hockey official game pucks were: Ron Fell, Dravyn Kisser, Rylee Coleman and Corbin Neugebauer. Congratulations and thank you for your support. Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart program helps kids across Canada get in the game!
Hockeyville pictures and videos were taken of all the Wilkie minor hockey teams showing their support for the Kraft Hockeyville 2019 campaign.
The weather and the road conditions were not at the best Saturday but Canadians love for hockey is this: the laughter, the cheering, the kids running through the rink playing with each other, grandparents and parents proud faces gleaming after their child just scored a goal. Not to forget the sound the skates make across the ice, followed by the sounds of their sticks on the ice.
There’s magic in all rinks, but there’s nothing like the magic at the Wilkie Saskcan Community Center in Wilkie.