For the third year, the men’s recreational team, the Chiefs joined together with the ladies team, the Cobras to host a recreational hockey tournament and raise funds to donate back to the community.
Together they hosted a three day tournament at the Derald Palmer Memorial arena, April 8-10 and raised $7, 500!
They were the last event of the season and the arena closed for the season on Monday, April 11.
Organizer Chace Lamb explained most of the money was raised by the beer gardens and the dance, in addition to the raffle table and the concession raised $2500 for Minor Hockey.
“It was like a Fox Creek reunion at the rink this past weekend. Kudos to the arena staff. It was an awesome event and great hockey,” said hockey parent and Councillor Brenda Burridge.
A number of fun games were played between eight men’s teams and three women’s teams. Many local teams participated and were joined by teams from Manning, Grande Prairie, Edmonton and Whitecourt.
The Not 2 Bads did not Not 2 Bad in an exciting game and defeated their rival team of the regular season, the Fox Creek Chiefs 4-0.
Two Grande Prairie teams faced off in the B Final, the Hawks and Kings, having a very close game and ended 6-6, forcing a five minute overtime. The Hawks soared a quick goal in two minutes, to trump the Kings in a 7-6 win.
The Edmonton team gave the Fox Creek Cobras a challenging game and the Cobras were goal for goal in the first period and a half, tying the game 4-4. Edmonton upped their game, scoring 5 more goals in the last period and the final score was 9-4 in favor of the Edmonton ladies.
The Fox Creek Woodpeckers team, with the ‘youngest at heart’ player on their team played a close and intense game versus the Whitecourt Reapers. The Woodpeckers came out ahead, with a 3-2 final score.
I Need a Smoke team from Whitecourt won 7-3 versus the most colorful dressed team of the weekend, and camaraderie of the youngest players, the Jagernaughts team from Fox Creek.
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