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Possible stars of the future learning hockey in a fun setting

The U7 Jamboree held at the Canora Civic Centre gave youngsters a chance to have fun and make new friends while working on their hockey-related skills.

CANORA - Hockey players under seven years of age from Canora and a number of communities across the region gathered at the Canora Civic Centre for the U7 Jamboree.

Over 60 young hockey players from Canora, Preeceville, Kamsack, Norquay, Melville and Wadena were registered for the Jan. 14 event, according to Canora U7 Team Manager Blare Stewart.

“They worked on a variety of skill based drills focusing on skating, playing with other children they didn't know, as well as building confidence and sportsmanship as young hockey players, said Stewart. “The drills were set up by Hockey Sask with help from the coaches.”

As one of the coaches told the players before the start of the Jamboree, “The key today is we want everyone to have lots of fun.”

The players were randomly split into four different groups with red, gold, black and white jerseys, and rotated about every 20 minutes through the four different stations, including playing an actual game and also drills focusing on various areas of skill development.

“The players benefit from this event as they got to experience other coaches and different hockey techniques,” concluded Stewart.

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