Arenas are busy throughout Canadian winters as hockey teams vie for the top team in their leagues.
Alberta Hockey has set aside Jan. 20, 2018 as Alberta Hockey Day.
Skaters ages five and six from Castor and Innisfail (green uniforms) played in Castor on Sat. Jan. 13. Coaches are a big part of Minor Hockey. Clint Hronek, Megan Wiancko, Dr. David Hanton (left) and Chris Stewart (missing) coach the Castor Initiation (IP) team.
The Stettler arena saw Bantam hockey action. Stettler Storm Bantam (ages 13 and 14) player, Chance Morbeck faces off against Duchess during a tournament in Stettler on Sat. Jan. 13 (above right) while a lot of pressure often rides on the shoulders of the goalies (below) as Jacob Cottam reaches to grab the puck in an effort to keep it out of his net. ECA Review/L.Joy
Coach, Tim Bussing gives a pep talk to Coronation Atoms at their game on Sat. Jan. 13 against the Atom team from Irvine, Ab.
Coronation Atoms (ages 9 – 10) played Irvine Atoms in Coronation Sat. Jan. 13. Referees take time out of their weekends to ref minor hockey. ECA Review/J. Webster
Parents fill the role of time keeping and selling 50/50 tickets during the games to support their minor hockey teams. ECA Review/J.Webster