SHA Cancels SaskFirst Male Tournament

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - In light of Friday night’s tragedy which has struck our provincial hockey community, the Saskatchewan Hockey Association (SHA) has made the decision to cancel the Male SaskFirst Tournament scheduled to take place in Regina this coming weekend. We feel it is a priority for players and their families to be together as we all mourn the lost lives and pray for the survivors, families and communities affected by this horrific accident. In addition we want to ensure players and families close to those affected are able to attend services without conflict.

For those involved in the SaskFirst Bantam Program, the evaluations completed at the SaskFirst Showcase Tournament in late December will serve as a basis for the decision of which players will be moving on in the process to create Team Saskatchewan and represent the province at the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer in February, 2019. In addition, with the hockey season nearing its official conclusion we feel scouts from across Western Canada have already had ample opportunities to watch and evaluate players.

“We sincerely hope that everyone involved understands the decision we have made and we ask that you keep the individuals from the Humboldt Broncos and the families in your thoughts and prayers”

- Kelly McClintock, General Manager of SHA.

The Bantam and Midget SaskFirst Tournaments are held annually and in partnership with the Western Hockey League (WHL), and the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL).

We understand the magnitude of this situation and the effect it will have on many hockey families in our province and would like to provide the following options for support, if needed.

  •                Mobile Crisis Line – (306)757-0127
  •                Kids Help Phone – 1-800-668-6868

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