DRYDEN – The Little Bands Native Youth Hockey Tournament Committee in partnership with the City of Dryden and Eagle Lake First Nation, is pleased to announce that the 2019 tournament will be held at the Dryden Recreation Centre and Eagle Lake First Nation on February 3- 10, 2019.
A lot of negotiations have taken place to arrive at this announcement today.
The Little Bands Native Youth Hockey Tournament organizers choose Dryden because of it’s 2 joined ice rinks so we can better coordinate the 60 plus games we anticipate in holding next year. ( We will kick start the games at Eagle Lake FN arena February 3 & 4, 2019.). We will be using 3 arenas in total.
We also felt Dryden can accommodate our needs and the players and fan’s needs, in terms of accommodations, restaurants, shopping and other necessities. The last few years have seen 50-60 teams with over 1,000 players in 6 divisions play in this tournament.
This announcement also offers Dryden businesses and the entire community a great opportunity to be warm and inviting hosts for hundreds of young hockey players and their families. Besides the great investment into the local economy, Dryden arena will be fully booked for the week-long tournament using both surfaces and we look forward to seeing the local residents and businesses enjoy the games and develop friendships with the First Nation peoples and neighbours that will be coming into your community.
Free WiFi and the concession stand will be available on-site at both arenas for everyone and the media are welcome to attend. You can contact us if you want to sponsor the event in any way. ( Stephen Fiddler 738-3167, Ziggy Beardy 738-1293, Jethro Tait 627-4640. Facebook/Lil’ BANDS Hockey Tournament )
We are excited and look forward to a fantastic week-long event in February.
Thank you all
Thank you all for coming.