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Several Marauder U15 AA Players Chosen to Sask First Top 160 Tournament

by Jocelyn Ottenbreit

In 1988 Hockey Saskatchewan created an elite Sask First Program designed for participants to promote the development of players, coaches, officials, and trainers. This in-depth developmental program helps to give a better understanding of the game both on and off the ice, as well as promoting a team concept to ensure the pursuit of common goals.

This Program has brought great pride and accomplishment within Saskatchewan as their mission is to promote, lead and develop positive hockey experiences across the entire Province of Saskatchewan.

In December, this Sask First High Performance Program opened up to all players in the U15 category to attend regional camps held in the province. This year the Regional Sask First Selection Camp was held in Aberdeen.
From there, the top players were invited to take place in the Top 160 Tournament held in Regina.

Marauder U15 AA players Carsen Adair – Defense, Clavet, Kazden Mathies – Forward, Martensville, Teigan Semchyshen – Defense, Warman, Kaden Shumay – Defense, Martensville, Simon Garchinski – Defense, Martensville, Cooper Flath – Forward, Dinsmore, Evan Skoronski – Forward, Martensville and Clark Goebel – Forward, Clavet were all chosen to attend this camp.

A second tournament in February will feature the top 80 at which time the top 25-30 are chosen to attend the upcoming summer camp. Not only will all players have the opportunity to compete with their peers, but they will also receive significant exposure as scouts from a variety of elite leagues will be in attendance.

This Sask First Program is a gateway to Hockey Canada’s High Performance Program such as the World Juniors.

“Every four years this selected team competes in the Canada Winter Games. This is the year that the team competes in those games, which will be in Prince Edward Island in February 2023,” Chris Mathies, Martensville Marauders Manager explained.

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