A successful Hockey Initiation/Tykes Tournament in Vanderhoof

It was a weekend jam packed with hockey as the Fort St. James Initiation players and the Tykes took to the ice on Jan. 14 -15.

  • Jan. 18, 2017 6:00 p.m.

The Fort St. James Tykes get ready to hit the ice in Vanderhoof on Jan. 14 - 15.

Barbara Latkowski Caledonia Courier It was a weekend jam packed with hockey as the Fort St. James Initiation players and the Tykes took to the ice on Jan. 14 -15. The Tykes took part in four games over the weekend against, Vanderhoof, Burns Lake, Fraser Lake and Prince George. For many, the experience is still quite new. But with the new B.C. Minor Hockey Initiation Program that has come into play this year, it has become evident that players from ages 5 – 8 are gaining a greater foundation of early skills development. The program benefits all players as they make their way cross-ice rather than endlessly chasing the puck on full-ice as was the case in previous years. “This really improves player development and skills and the results will be amazing by the end of the season,” said Jeremy Johnson, president of Fort St. James Minor Hockey. And this was clear as the young Stars made their way across the ice, as they battled their way through another successful hockey tournament.

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