Castor Cyclone Kaleb Bozek handles the puck as teammates Boston Slemp and Wyatt Wiancko slow down the Cold Lake advance into the defensive zone during the “A” event final on Jan. 27. Kevin J Sabo photo.

Castor Cyclones holds six-team tournament

Teams from Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Cold Lake, and Strathcona County participate

By Kevin J Sabo For the Advance

There isn’t much that is more Canadian than hockey in winter, and over the Jan. 26 and 27 weekend, the talent of Castor’s youth in the sport was on display on home ice.

The Castor Cyclones atom team played host at a six-team tournament held at the Beaverdome. Teams from Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Cold Lake, and Strathcona County all made the journey to Castor.

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The Cyclones swept all 3 of their games, taking the gold medal in the “A” event. The “B” event final was won by Edmonton Ragnorak, despite some last-minute heroics by Sherwood Park, where the game was pushed into overtime by a tying goal with 2.5 seconds left on the clock in the third period. The two Strathcona teams who attended the tournament met each other for the “C” Event with Strathcona 1018 winning the match with a score of 3 to 2.

The 3 C’s have a long-standing hockey presence in the communities, however prior to joining the Central Alberta Hockey League (CAHL) competition had mainly been from the local area. The 3 C’s hockey association became a full member of CAHL during the 2017/2018 hockey season, and with the increased exposure have been able to draw more teams to the area.

“Since we joined CAHL other teams know who we are and what we offer,” said Castor Rec. Director Natasha Bozek.

The weekend of Feb. 1 to 3 was busy as well, with Minor Hockey Days being hosted at the Beaverdome. With teams traveling from as far as far away as Okotoks, it is sure to be another great weekend of homegrown hockey on display. The Coronation Royals will be kicking off the weekend at the Beaverdome in a game against Oyen.

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Boston Slemp manages to snap a quick shot on net as he goes down during the Castor Cyclones 5-3 win over Cold Lake during the “A” event final on Jan. 27. Kevin J Sabo photo.

Wyatt Wiancko battles for the puck as coach Cory Boger and teammates look on during the “A” event final of the Atom (under age 11) tournament held in Castor Jan. 26 and 27. Kevin J Sabo photo. Wyatt Wiancko battles for the puck as coach Cory Boger and teammates look on during the “A” event final of the Atom (under age 11) tournament held in Castor Jan. 26 and 27. Kevin J Sabo photo.

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