The Fernie Junior Ghostriders hosted a peewee hockey tournament over the weekend. The eight teams competing for top spot where the Cranbrook Culligan, Cranbrook Western Roofing, Palouse Bears, Taber Oil Kings, Okotoks Oilers, Bow Valley Flames and Medicine Hat Canadians.
“It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s all about having fun,” said Renee Young, tournament organizer, manager of the Fernie peewee house-league team and mother of one of the players.
According to Young, the feedback from players, coaching staff and spectators was very positive.
“[I] have heard quite a few positive things like ‘amazed by the raffle table prizes.’ ‘So much fun! Best tournament we have been to’,” said Young. She went on to thank the many volunteers and people who helped organize the tournament like, “my amazing parents, Tammy Ogden and Jacqueline Arling.”
Teams have responded to the tournament in a very positive way.
“On behalf of the Medicine Hat Canadians I want to say thank you for a great tournament. We had a wonderful time in Fernie. I felt that most of the teams were fairly well matched which led to some exciting games,” was the response from the Medicine Hat team.
“Just want to send a thank you for all the great memories you and your team provided the kids this weekend,” said the Cranbrook Culligan Peewees.
The tournaments raffle table was brimming with prizes.
“The raffle table was amazing. We had help from a lot of local business donating prizes and money. We had a PS4, NHL tickets, Keurig [and] amazing baskets. The ladies basket and the boys basket were among the most popular baskets,” said Young.
Young thanked the coaches and the many businesses that donated to the raffle table and the event. “Our tournament went well. The teams that came here really seemed to have a lot of fun,” she said.