Thursday, May 04, 2006


Hometown Heros

The Western Hockey League's Annual Bantom Draft, held today, showed just how strong minor hockey is in Saskatoon. The city produced 4 of the top 9 picks in the draft. Not bad, for a *small* town.

I can attest first hand to the talent in Saskatoon having coached Pee Wee kids a few years back. There is a very good developmental league and two good Midget teams. The major junior team is alot like the CFL Riders, always in next year country.

Saskatoon is just a small part of a hockey mad province- see Prince Albert's win of the Midget national tournament. Maybe it is the cold winters and the short summers, but the province is a hockey factory. If you don't believe me, stop by the statue of Gordie "Mr. Hockey" Howe and say Hi. Or, drop by the statue of Ghandi, it is your choice.

FYI - Ray Ferraro's son was selected 2nd overall.
Cross posted at Puck this!

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