Cameco Hockey Day in Saskatchewan set to celebrate communities

Cameco Hockey Day in Saskatchewan 2017 heads north

Cameco Hockey Day in Saskatchewan is going north in January and the communities of Shellbrook and Pinehouse will be in the spotlight after winning the right to host the annual celebration. 

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Cameco Hockey Day in Saskatchewan is a partnership between the Saskatchewan Hockey Association, Cameco and the host communities.

Cameco Hockey Day in Saskatchewan returns January 21 and it’s heading further north than ever before.

Shellbrook and Pinehouse are the co-hosts of this year’s official Hockey Day activities but rinks throughout the province will be buzzing throughout the week as communities celebrate the game.

Having two host communities is a first for the event, which is a partnership between Cameco, the Saskatchewan Hockey Association and host communities. In Shellbrook, the local organizing committee hopes to raise $100,000 to help purchase a new ice plant. The community of 1,500 people will host events from Jan. 16-22, including:

  • Banquet featuring seven-time Stanley Cup champion Bryan Trottier (Jan. 20)
  • SJHL game featuring Battlefords North Stars versus Notre Dame Hounds (Jan. 21) Midget AAA boys Beardy’s Blackhawks versus Prince Albert Mintos (Jan. 21)
  • Midget AAA girls Swift Current Diamond Energy Wildcats versus Prince Albert Northern Bears (Jan. 21)
  • Three-on-three tournament during the week involving 140 minor hockey players

In Pinehouse – a community of 1,500 people located more than 500 kilometres north of Saskatoon – the focus will be on skill development for 90 minor hockey players on Jan. 21. Two highlight games will follow on the afternoon of Jan. 22.


Shellbrook Schedule

Monday
Jan. 16
  • 3:30 PM – Prince Albert Raiders Practice
  • 4:30 PM – Family Skate with the Raiders
  • 5:30 PM – 3-on-3 Tournament
  • 8:15 PM – ​Shellbrook Thrashers vs Prince Albert Hitmen
Tuesday
Jan. 17
  • 5:00 PM – 3-on-3 Tournament
  • 8:00 PM – ​Shellbrook Midget Elks vs Wakaw/Aberdeen
Wednesday
Jan. 18
  • 7:00 PM – 3-on-3 Tournament
  • 8:00 PM – ​Shellbrook Bantam Elks S vs Shellbrook Bantam Elks G
Thursday
Jan. 19
  • 5:00 PM – ​Tremblay Classic - Students vs Teachers
  • 7:30 PM – Skate Club Showcase
  • 8:30 PM – ​Shellbrook SilverTips vs Spiritwood Timberwolves
Friday
Jan. 20
  • 1:00 PM – School & Community Skate
  • 6:00 PM – Sportsman Awards & Banquet with Bryan Trottier
Saturday
Jan. 21
  • 8:00 AM – Pancake Breakfast at Rec Centre
  • 8:30 AM – ​Shellbrook Initiation Elks Game
  • 10:00 AM – Minor Hockey Skills Session witih Battlefords North Stars
  • 1:00 PM – Swift Current Wildcats vs Prince Albert Bears
  • 4:00 PM – Prince Albert Mintos vs Beardy's Blackhawks
  • 7:30 PM – Battlefords North Stars vs Notre Dame Hounds
  • 9:30 PM – Cabaret at Community Hall
Sunday
Jan. 22
  • 9:00 AM – Shellbrook Novice Elks Game
  • 10:30 AM – Interdenominational Church Service at Community Hall
  • 11:45 AM – Lunch at Community Hall
  • Noon – ​Shellbrook Atom Elks Game
  • 1:15 PM – Shellbrook PeeWee Elks Game
  • 3:30 PM – ​SVHL Bantam All-Star Game
  • 5:45 PM – ​SVHL Midget All-Star Game

Pinehouse Schedule

Friday
Jan. 20

  • Goalie Clinic
Saturday
Jan. 21
  • Minor Hockey Jamboree and Skill Development
Sunday
Jan. 22
  • 11:00 AM - Community Lunch featuring Bryan Trottier
  • 1:00 PM - Prince Albert Bear vs Swift Current Wildcats
  • 4:00 PM - Battlefords Stars vs Beardy's Blackhawks