Join preparations for provincial tournament

The Big Valley Oil Kings have now found themselves tied 2-2 in the semi-final playoff series with the Tofield Satellites.


The Big Valley Oil Kings have now found themselves tied 2-2 in the semi-final playoff series with the Tofield Satellites. The best-of-seven series found each team picking up a road win this past weekend. Saturday night the Kings traveled to Tofield for game three, and it started out rough for the visiting squad. Halfway through to second period the Kings would dig themselves into a 4-1 deficit, but the boys would battle back with two quick goals in the final minutes of the second and trail 4-3. In the third period it was all Big Valley, and Brandon Nowakowski would tie it up 4-4 with just over 6 minutes remaining. The teams would head to overtime, and again Nowakowski would score to take the Kings to a 5-4 win.

On Sunday, the teams met at the Big Valley Agriplex, and in that game, the Kings couldn’t get anything past Tofield goalie Tanner Schalin. Despite outshooting Tofield, the team wouldn’t capitalize on chances and dropped the game 4-0. The series is now tied 2-2 and will require games five and six. Game five will be in Tofield on Friday, Feb. 27 at 8:30 p.m. and Game six will be back at the Big Valley Agriplex on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Come cheer on the boys as they look to get to the BRHL Championships, where the series winner will play the Bonnyville Pontiacs.

Big Valley Minor Hockey will be hosting the Hockey Alberta Peewee D Provincial Tournament on March 19 to 22, 2015. There will be an open house at the Big Valley Arena on Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 7 to 8 p.m., to present and discuss our plans for the event. All interested community members and local businesses are invited to attend.

If you have any questions about the provincial tournament or would like to know how you can be involved, we would love to see you there. We do have several arena work bees planned, and are also looking for timekeepers, scorekeepers, draw table workers and concession workers for that weekend.

If you’d like to be involved but can’t attend on Wednesday, please contact Dan or Andrea Webster at 403-876-2064.

Eleven people came out for crib at the Big Valley Inn on Sunday, Feb. 22. Stan Nattestad took first place, Vi McCarty took second, Dale Kobi took third and Gloria Emblau went home with the booby. Caroline won the regular draw and Margaret Levesque won the 50/50. See you all next Sunday Mar. 1 at 1 p.m. Everybody is welcome to come out and play.

The Big Valley Library Garden Club will be going on a “tropical winter break” to the Muttart Conservatory this Friday, Feb. 27. One of Edmonton’s most iconic structures, the Muttart Conservatory offers a year-round escape with its beautiful and inspirational display gardens. This trip is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

The Big Valley Legion will be hosting their annual St. Patrick’s Stew Day on Tuesday, Mar. 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Legion Hall.

March birthday wishes go out to Clifford Ross – 3, Biff Balcom – 3, Melanie Gridley – 3, Ken Christensen – 4, Judy Christensen – 4, Shannon Burnstad – 6, Marilyn Jehn – 7, Holly Skocdopole – 8, Danny Houle – 11, Tracey Forde – 13, Janet Annable – 18, Harvey Christensen – 18, Carmen Tizzard – 19, Caitlan Forde – 20, Lynne Gjaltema – 22, Clara Mayhew – 22, Shirley Stormoen – 23, Lori Gordon – 25, Leila Ternes – 26, Chris Janke – 30, and Jara Colp – 31.

Happy anniversary to Kelly and Robyn Armstrong – 11, Darcy and Teresa Greig – 15, and George and Mrytle Upton – 29.