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Minor hockey tournament lands in Sicamous

Jr. Eagles win first game of the tournament, battle five other teams for Sunday playoffs
Sicamous Eagles Minor Hockey coaching staff (from left) Aaron Wiebe, Pascal Albisser, Eagles goalie Gage Reimer and coach Jesse Scrimbit pose with the U11 Jr. Eagles before the Junior B Eagles game against the 100 Mile House Wranglers Friday, Jan. 20. The Jr. Eagles are hosting a minor hockey tournament until Sunday, Jan. 22. Jr. Eagles players from pictured are Quinn Carson, Jake McNabb, Cohen Dupuis, Kason Vandergaag, Nixon Dymond, Morgan Workman, Owen Wiebe, Finn Albisser, CJ Dubasov, Zach Kennedy, and Malakwai Perry. Missing from the photo were Cameron Regier, Cody Keehn, Dillon and Dustin Hilder. (Rebecca Willson photo)

The Sicamous and District Recreation Centre will be home to a Minor Hockey tournament this weekend, hosted by the Junior Eagles.

The U11 Jr. Eagles will be battling it out on the ice against five other teams. Visiting are the 100 Mile House Wranglers, the Ridge Meadows Grizzlies, the Williams Lake Orange Cobras, and from West Kelowna, both the Devils and the Ice Dogs.

The older Eagles had a regular season game against the senior 100 Mile players last night, Friday, Jan. 20, and won 6-2. The U11 teams played each other for the first game of the tournament at 4 p.m. Friday, before the Junior B game started, and the Jr. Eagles beat the Wranglers 8-7.

On Saturday, the Jr. Eagles face the West Kelowna Devils at 1:45 p.m. and they take on the Ridge Meadows Grizzlies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday. The tournament’s last game will be being played Sunday, Jan. 22 at 3 p.m., with the best-playing teams battling each other for the top slot.

The older Eagles players have been working on skills training and development with the juniors once a week, coaching both the U9 and U11 teams.

Nicole Albisser, Sicamous Minor Hockey secretary, said that watching the teams develop has been great for parents, coaches and the community.

“Last night it was a fully packed arena and super fun to see the whole community out supporting,” Albisser said.

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Rebecca Willson

About the Author: Rebecca Willson

I took my first step into the journalism industry in November 2022 when I moved to Salmon Arm to work for the Observer and Eagle Valley News. I graduated with a journalism degree in December 2021 from MacEwan University in Edmonton.
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