The Sherwood Park Crusaders hosted the Bonnyville Pontiacs in Vermilion on December 15, winning 7 - 3.
Associate Coach for the Crusaders, Jeff Woywitka, grew up in Vermilion and to save the visiting team an hour’s drive, opted to hold the game as a fundraiser for Vermilion Minor Hockey. The crowd was loving the fast pace of the game, and cheered wildly throughout. They also had the joy of seeing three lucky youth participate in a tricycle race during intermission.
Scoring for Sherwood Park were Nick Boman, Jack Hamly, Brayden Hyland, Garrett Clegg, Cameron Aucoin, and two for Arjun Atwal.
With his two goals and an assist, Arjun Atwal was named the Viterra Home Star of the game, and the Away Star was Joel Ray from the Bonnyville Pontiacs.
So far, the Sherwood Park Crusaders have acquired 26 wins, six losses, and two overtime losses. These stats keep them in 1st place in the standings for the north division of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. The Crusaders are currently on a 7-game winning streak.
“We are very thankful to the Bonnyville Pontiacs and the Sherwood Park Crusaders for coming, and to the community for their support. We would also like to thank local businesses and members of Vermilion Minor Hockey for contributing to the silent auction and raffle items as well as for volunteering. It goes without saying that we would like to thank Jeff Woywitka for giving us the privilege of hosting,” said Lisa Rochford, Vermilion Minor Hockey President.