Van der Hoek's mask design. Photo Submitted. A unique contest hit twitter on May 11, in which Edmonton Oilers fans were asked to design a goalie mask. The winning design would be made into a real Oilers mask to be auctioned off to fundraise for COVID-19 relief in Northern Alberta.
Elk Point native and long-time Oilers fan Jennifer Van der Hoek saw the contest as an opportunity to get creative, and put her passion for art to use towards a good cause; “The premise of the conte
The 2019 Santa Skate held much excitement for families at the Vermilion Stadium on December 7.
Skaters of all ages gathered for their opportunity to skate with Santa and the Junior B Tigers. A tradition in the community, many of the Junior B players attended the Santa Skate when they were children.
“Learning to skate is a good skill. Playing hockey you get to meet so many people throughout your life, and it is great exercise,” said assistant captain Jayden Nachtegaele.
Over 400 people attended the CFCW Critters vs. Buffalo Coulee Sabres hockey game in Vermilion on January 10, raising $9,100.
Chair of the Recreation Board in Vermilion, Kevin Martin said, “It was a surprise to have a team step up and support the Town and thanks to Russ Cameron for taking the initiative to organize the event.”
“This was an exciting way to kick off the fundraising campaign for the ice plant - facility enhancement project. A big thanks to the amazing volunteer
Photo supplied The CFCW Critters will be coming to Vermilion on January 10, and will play the Buffalo Coulee Sabres at 7 p.m.
The Critters are a volunteer hockey team who raise funds all across the province for all types of causes. On December 13, the Critters played in Leduc raising $6,500 for a Thorsby non-profit organization. So far this season, they have raised $24,500, and overall they have raised $1,172,925.
In Vermilion, they will be fundraising for a new ice plant,
Ryan VanGenderen who scored three goals for the Vermilion Jr. B. Tigers; one in each period. Also scoring for Vermilion was Brayden Wilson; making the final score 4 – 3 for Vermilion over St. Paul. Photo Angela Mouly The Tigers opened their 2017 - 2018 hockey season on the road with a pair of road games in Vegreville on September 29, and Cold Lake on September 30. The Tigers were looking to get a good start to the season in the hopes for a return to the postseason. Friday’s
Hockey Mom On The Road Carla Myshaniuk pictured with her two children Landon and Kailey Geall. Photos submitted Hockey mom Carla Myshaniuk has her three children in minor hockey this year, and she says it is busy on the road every weekend during hockey season. “It’s great. I love the social aspect to it, you get to chat with other parents in the stands, and we get to talk about our kids. It can get very passionate. Sometimes parents from opposing teams can get very feisty,” l
Aaron Caris reaches for the puck on October 15, during the Vermilion Rock exhibition game against Elk Point. The Vermilion Rock Hockey Team held their first exhibition game on home ice against Elk Point on October 15, after poor road conditions cancelled their October 14, game. Tons of energy in the first period paid off earning them three goals, scored by Stephen Simmons, Trent Dutchak, and Adam Webb. During the second period, players began to lose their legs a bit and allow