Balcarres Welcomes Cameco Hockey Day in Saskatchewan - 2018

Cameco Hockey Day in Saskatchewan heads to Balcarres, home of the Broncs, for a celebration of hockey and community spirit next month.
 

Cameco Hockey Day in Saskatchewan heads to Balcarres, home of the Broncs, for a celebration of hockey and community spirit next month.

The Balcarres organizing committee hopes to raise $80,000 to pay off recent rink renovations including new lighting. Officially, Hockey Day in Saskatchewan is Jan. 20, but the community of 600 will host events from Jan. 19-21, including:

  • Banquet featuring five-time Stanley Cup champion Grant Fuhr (Jan. 19)
  • SJHL’s Melville Millionaires vs. Battlefords North Stars (Jan. 20)
  • Midget AAA girls Melville Prairie Fire vs. Swift Current Diamond Energy Wildcats (Jan. 20)
  • Midget AAA boys Yorkton Rawtec Maulers vs. Regina Pat Canadians (Jan. 20)
  • Senior hockey featuring Qu’Appelle Valley Hockey League All-Stars vs. Bethune Bulldogs AAA team that will compete for the 2018 Allan Cup (Jan. 21)
  • Prairie Junior Hockey League’s Saskatoon Westleys vs. Fort Knox (Jan. 21)


Cameco Hockey Day in Saskatchewan is awarded to a different community each year to help raise funds for the local arena. The event is a partnership between the Saskatchewan Hockey Association, Cameco and the host community.

Official Hockey Day in Saskatchewan celebrations began in 2008.

Cameco has been involved since 2015, helping the communities of Carnduff (2015), Wadena (2016) and Shellbrook/Pinehouse (2017) raise more than $361,000 for arena improvements. The event also delivers important development programs for players, coaches and referees.