Fort St. James Stars Initiation 1 – 2 Tournament: a success at home

It was a weekend filled with hockey as the Fort St. James Stars (Initiation 1 -2) took to the ice at home on Feb. 4.

  • Feb. 8, 2017 5:00 p.m.

Fort St. James Stars Initiation 1 – 2 Tournament: a success at home

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

It was a weekend filled with hockey as the Fort St. James Stars (Initiation 1 -2) took to the ice at home on Feb. 4.

The tournament brought out three out of town teams including: the Vanderhoof Bears, the Fraser Lake Hawks and the Burns Lake Bruins.

The Fort St. James Stars played three games over the weekend and showed off their skills as they come close to the end of a very successful hockey season.

For many, the experience is still quite fresh.

But with the new B.C. Minor Hockey Initiation Program, it’s clear that these players 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.

B.C. Hockey says that the benefits of playing cross-ice are to teach the foundational skills of hockey but while having fun at the same time.

According to local Tykes coaches, the program is flexible with limited rules and allows associations to be creative as they try new ideas to work at making minor hockey appealing to more families.

And they have seen many benefits this year as half ice games allows each player to touch the puck more and slower players are not left out of play.

It was a fun-filled weekend as the young Stars made their way across the ice and battled their way through a very successful hockey tournament in Fort St. James.

 

 

 

 

Just Posted

Nearly $500,000 available for internships with First Nations government

Funds announced through partnership with Northern Development and Government of Canada

Falcons host basketball invitational

40 student volunteers helped support 180 players, 28 games

Atom Stars host hockey tourney

Seven teams from the region clashed sticks

B.C. cougar kitten rescued after mother struck by vehicle

Conservation Officers find home for young kitten found dehydrated and frostbitten near Williams Lake

WestJet appeals lost bid to scrap harassment lawsuit

Airline argues judge was wrong to have dismissed the company’s application to strike the legal action

Can U.S. border guards search your phone? Yes, and here’s how

Secretary of homeland security explains a new policy that let’s border guards check phones

‘Beautiful writer’ Nancy Richler dies of cancer in Vancouver hospital

Montreal-born author spent most of her adult life in B.C. as a fiction writer and novelist

B.C. commuters vote to rename bus service to ‘Jeff’

The company asked and the people of Facebook answered

Students frustrated by UBCO response to harassment allegations

Students on the Kelowna campus were unaware of resources and worried about lack of communication

Opinion: Dare to be smarter

Just say no works for more than just substance abuse

‘Sing Me a Song’ about B.C. for a chance at $1,000 contest prize

Entries due by March 30 for lieutenant-governor’s British Columbia-themed competition

Facing reality of death, B.C. man learns real meaning of life

Even while preparing for the end, something inside Keven Drews won’t let him stop living

Most Read