SaskFirst Male Bantam Top 80 Announced for February Tournament
Monday, January 7, 2019 - The Saskatchewan Hockey Association and SaskFirst High-Performance program have announced the TOP 80 Male Bantam players, born 2004. The players selected were evaluated amongst the Top 160 players during the SaskFirst Male Bantam Top 160 Tournament. The event took place at the Co-operators Centre in Regina during the holidays. The Top 80 players will progress within the program and have been invited to the SaskFirst Male Bantam Top 80 Tournament, hosted in Saskatoon on February 15-17, 2019.
Congratulations to those selected and best of luck moving forward in the program.
The SaskFirst Program was introduced by the Saskatchewan Hockey Association (SHA) in 1988 and since that time the program has brought great pride and accomplishment within our province. The SaskFirst Program was designed to provide a better understanding of the game as well as to promote the development of quality players, coaches, trainers and officials. The participants are enriched as individuals and can achieve self-satisfaction and enjoyment as part of the hockey community.
The SaskFirst Program is a gateway to Hockey Canada’s High-Performance Program which includes their National Teams such as the World Juniors. There is a long list of notable players who have gone through the Bantam SaskFirst Program which includes NHL players Ryan Getzlaf, Brayden Schenn, and Derrick Pouliot, just to name a few. Up and coming players such as Ethan Bear, Kole Lind and Cale Fleury also went through the SaskFirst Program.