Regina Hosts Dual Sask First Under-18 Tournaments
By Hockey Saskatchewan
REGINA, Sask. – The Sask First program is excited to welcome players from across the province to the 2022 Female Under-18 and Male Under-18 tournaments held simultaneously at the Co-operators Centre in Regina, Sask., from April 15-17.
For the Sask First Female U18 Top 80 Tournament, 2005- and 2006-born athletes will hit the ice first thing in the morning on Friday, April 1, for team practices.
Female athletes will then compete on four (4) teams in a round-robin competition. Tournament action begins on Friday afternoon featuring games throughout the weekend and culminates with the A and B Finals on Sunday, April 17.
“I hope all the players are excited as this is a great opportunity to showcase your hockey skills. Hockey Saskatchewan will be evaluating players to select a Top 30 from this event to move on in our Team Saskatchewan program.” – Joel Houseman, Senior Coordinator of High Performance.
With sponsorship from the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL), Hockey Saskatchewan will also welcome players to the Sask First Male U18 Top 160 Tournament.
These male athletes born in 2004, 2005, and 2006 will hit the ice on Friday, April 1, for team practices.
Male athletes will then compete on eight (8) teams in a round-robin competition. Tournament action begins on Friday afternoon featuring games throughout the weekend and culminates with the A, B, C, and D Finals on Sunday, April 17.
“There will be scouts attending from SMAAAHL, SJHL, and WHL as well so try your best. We have had many players over the years attend this program and go on to play at a high level after getting noticed at this tournament. I look forward to seeing all of you at the tournament.”
This dual event would not be possible without the referees and linespersons selected to officiate the Sask First tournaments. They will be officiating games and be supervised and evaluated with the aid of SODM Official Coaches and experienced Officials.
ABOUT SASK FIRST:
The Sask First Program was introduced by Hockey Saskatchewan in 1988 and since that time the program has brought great pride and accomplishment within our province. The Sask First Program was designed to provide a better understanding of the game as well as to promote the development of quality players, coaches, trainers, and officials. The participants are enriched as individuals and can achieve self-satisfaction and enjoyment as part of the hockey community.