The Fort Saskatchewan Rangers are off to one of the most prestigious tournaments in Bantam hockey.
Starting on Thursday (Jan.17), the Bantam AAA Rangers will be up against some of the best talent in North America at the 16-team John Reid Memorial Tournament in St. Albert.
Getting underway at 1:30 p.m., the Rangers will face the West Van Academy.
"They're kind of running away with the school league (CSSHL) and they have one line that is incredibly talented," said head coach Mat Conlon.
On Friday (Jan.18), Fort Sask will have two games, with the first starting at 8:45 a.m. against the Calgary Flames.
"One thing that we do have going for us is anytime we've been in a morning game, we've fared pretty well."
Then, a mere six hours after their morning game, the Rangers will face OHA Edmonton at 5:15 p.m.
"You got to clog up the neutral zone against those guys and you can't turn the puck over. We found out the hard way against these guys in Abbotsford," added Conlon.
For the Rangers, this will be their third major tournament they've been invited to this season.
At the Bauer Bantam Invite Elite Tournament in Abbotsford, Fort Sask lost 9-3 against OHA Edmonton and finished the week with a 2-3 record.
In November, the Rangers fell in the 'B' final against Sherwood Park at the Rocky Mountain Classic.

More Sports News

Dach, Smith gearing up for Canada Winter Games

A pair of Rangers are set to represent the province at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer.

Hawks to face Royals in first round of playoffs

The Fort Saskatchewan Junior B Hawks are in tough for the opening round of playoffs.

Local goalie wins silver medal at Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games

A Fort Saskatchewan goaltender has some new hardware.

Warriors draft Noyen, load up on offence in draft

The Fort's senior lacrosse team is stacking up with young talent.

Rebels lock up George and Albrecht in draft

The Fort Saskatchewan Junior B Rebels are going all in for 2019.

SAB senior boys cruise past Fort High for third win of the season

St. Andre Bessette (SAB) had one of their best defensive outings of the season.

Sting girls topple Cardinals

The Fort High Sting senior girls basketball team put together a dominant win.

Fort Sask U12A Icenados bring home bronze from Saskatoon

Fort Saskatchewan Ringette brought home yet another medal.

Bantam AAA Rangers double up on ties at home

A win just wasn't in the forecast.

Midget AAA Rangers peaking late in the season

Winners of three straight, the Fort Saskatchewan Midget AAA Rangers seem to have found their stride. is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide