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Stettler Minor Hockey hosts 12-team U13 tournament

The Stettler Minor Hockey Association hosted a U13 tournament at the Stettler Recreation Centre (SRC) over the Remembrance Day long-long weekend.
A Stettler Storm player brings the puck into the Camrose defensive end. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)

The Stettler Minor Hockey Association hosted a U13 tournament at the Stettler Recreation Centre (SRC) over the Remembrance Day long-long weekend.

Featuring a dozen teams in three divisions, both arenas at the SRC were kept hopping.

Things started off a little after noon on Nov. 11 when a team from Blindman took on the Camrose Vikings.

The first Stettler team to get into action was the Stettler Storm ‘A’ squad took on another Blindman team, ending in a tie.

All three Stettler squads got into action on Nov. 11, with the ‘A’ squad tieing one and losing one. The ‘B’ and ‘C’ squads both won their games.

On Nov. 12, all three teams were back in action. First up was Stettler ‘B’ defeating Camrose by 6-0 at 10:15 a.m. in the Red Arena. That game was quickly followed by the Stettler ‘A’ squad going up against Airdrie. Unfortunately, the ‘A’ squad lost the game 7-3.

Stettler ‘B’ played again at 4:45 p.m., winning their third game. the Stettler ‘C’ squad played two games on Nov. 12, tieing one and winning one.

After two days of play, the stage was set for the finals. The Stettler ‘A’ squad played in the consolation game, which they won locking them in for third place in the tournament.

The Stettler ‘B’ squad lost their game in the final, securing them second-overall in the tournament.

Finally, the ‘C’ squad, after ranking first in the division, lost in the final to Battle River in a shoot out.

The Storm dump the puck into the offensive zone and go chasing after it. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
The Stettler Storm goalie is at the ready. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
The Stettler Storm Battle the Camrose Vikings for the puck. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
A Stettler Storm player lines up for a shot! (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
Faceoff in Viking territory! (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
A Stettler Storm player carries the puck out of his defensive end.(Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
There’s a lot of traffic in front of the Camrose goaltender. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
The Stettler Storm ‘A’ squad celebrates a goal against the Airdrie Lightning in round-robin play on Nov. 12. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
A Stettler Storm ‘A’ team player fires a shot on Airdrie’s net. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)

Kevin Sabo

About the Author: Kevin Sabo

I’m Kevin Sabo. I’ve been a resident of the Castor area for the last 12 years and counting, first coming out here in my previous career as an EMT.
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