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Battle on the Border 3 on 3 female hockey debuts

Three on three hockey, the Battle on the Border is back after a 2020 break.

As activities continue to ramp up, event organizer Tyler Busch says they had their fourth boys tournament in June, and then decided to have the first one for the girls.

“The past tournaments have turned out really good. We’ve got great feedback from the parents and kids that played in it. It’s a great weekend and a lot of fun. If there are any girls out there looking to play some hockey, or even get ready for upcoming training camps; it’s a great weekend to spend a lot of time on the ice and have a lot of fun.”

The Servus Sports Centre will see fast paced hockey action for girls in three different age groups on the weekend of August 27-29. They are still looking for one U11 (2010/2011) and one U13 (2008/2009), and four U15 teams (2006/2007).

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With nine skaters and one goalie on a team, Busch says the kids get a good workout as a tune up to the season.

“The kids are getting on the ice and getting a lot of playing time. The games are only a half-hour long, but by the end of it, the kids seem to be pretty out of gas. So it’s a pretty good workout for them. There is no stoppages in play really. You drop the puck.”

Ideally, they are looking for six teams in each age division. The deadline to register teams is next Monday July 26.

More info is on their social media pages and you can register a team by emailing: [email protected].

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