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U15 Canora/Preeceville hockey team victorious in tournament

Combining Preeceville and Canora hockey players into one U15 team appears to be paying off after early season success.
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The U15 Highway 9 Predators, a combined team from Canora Minor Hockey and Preeceville Minor Hockey, celebrated a first-place finish in the Kelvington Park Rams U15 tournament on December 11. From left, were: (back row) Coach Jordan Vogel of Preeceville), Assistant Coach Adam Vangen, Linden Roebuck, Owen Friesen and Cooper Kraynick, all of Canora, and Ayden Lukey of Preeceville; (third row) Kayden Harder of Canora, Jake Soltys of Preeceville, Rhett Ludba of Canora, Jace Vogel, Avery Franklin and Bracyn Konkel, all of Preeceville and Assistant Coach Jeff Sznerch of Canora; (second row) Parker Ryczak of Preeceville, Logan Sznerch of Canora, Mason Babiuk, Cole Masley, and Avyn Seerey, all of Preeceville; and (front) goalies Riley Kuta of Preeceville and Cody Vangen of Canora. Unavailable for photo were: Assistant Coach Cary Franklin of Preeceville, Wyatt Wolkowski and Briel Beblow of Canora, and Jack Korpusik of Preeceville. / Canora Minor Hockey

The U15 Highway 9 Predators, a combined team from Canora Minor Hockey and Preeceville Minor Hockey, appears to be clicking early in the season, and came home with first place after the Kelvington tournament on December 11.

This year the two communities came together to form a U15 team as both communities didn’t have enough players to make a team on their own. The team members honour their roots with their logo being a combination of the Canora Cobra and Preeceville Pats logos.

On December 11 the team travelled to Kelvington, enjoying the opportunity to play against teams from outside of their league play.

Teams were all well matched and it made for a great day of hockey, according to reports from the tournament. In three games during the day, The Highway 9 Preds tied 1 to 1 against Wynyard, won 5 to 4 over Stanley Mission, and beat the Park Rams 2 to 0 in the final to win the tournament. 

Home games are shared between Canora and Preeceville and everyone is invited to come see the team in action.  Follow Canora Minor Hockey and Preeceville Minor Hockey Facebook pages or for game schedules.