Big Times In The Suncatch

Big Times in the Suncatch will take place every Friday and Saturday night. More Details

The Esso Cup National Female "AAA" Midget Hockey Championship held in Morden in April left behind a legacy to the community. One of the benefactors was the local minor hockey association.

"It was a great big deal, not only for hockey in Morden to have the Esso Cup come to town," said Morden Minor Hockey president Steve Mullin. "Morden Minor Hockey was heavily involved with the girls who got to have the experience of being on the ice. To have something that's left behind for Morden Minor Hockey to use and try and improve the year to year benefits for all of its players involved is going to be huge as we move through the next few years here."

As part of the legacy the Minor Hockey association was able to receive the electronic 50/50 machine used during the tournament.

"That's a big expensive machine that will make things far easier to fundraiser at tournaments and maybe at other events around town. Hopefully we can use that to expand the fundraising base without taxing the people we tap on the shoulder a whole lot."

They were also able to get some funding to help pay for rink dividers. Mullin noted these rink dividers will be used by the pre-novice and novice teams starting in the 2017-18 season.

"For the first half of the year the novice players for the first time are going to be playing on half ice. To have rink dividers that will kind of set the rink up better to help them transition into that is going to be big for us," said Mullin. "It's going to be a change no doubt. There is going to be an adjustment for a lot of people. Right from parents to the players who were part of it last year and right through to the officials. It's going to be a new experience for all of us."

Mullin is thankful to have the Esso Cup host committee see the need and help out in this way.

More Local News

Paddlefest, Boat Build Take Over Morden Beach (VIDEO)

The first Habitat for Humanity home got a fundraising boost this weekend thanks to the Beach Boat Build at Morden's Colert Beach. Organizer Sue Nelson explains eams of four frantically assembled…

Care Home Surprised How Swings Unlock Memories In Dementia Patients

Salem Home is raising money for more wheelchair accessible lawn swings. Staff say the swings have a unique ability to unlock memories and open up even the most closed off residents. "Sometimes…

Big Times In The Suncatch

Big Times in the Suncatch will take place every Friday and Saturday night. More Details

UPDATE: Youth Transported To Winnipeg By STARS Air Ambulance

UPDATE: On Saturday, June 16, 2018, at approximately 12:30 p.m., emergency services personnel responded to a report of a serious collision on Roblin Boulevard near Main Street involving a motor…

Grade Two Class Publishes Book For Newcomer Students

Darlene Wirth, a teacher at Minnewasta Elementary School in Morden, and her class created a book for new students at the school. The project was started in November of 2017, with five students from…

Vehicle Maintenance Checklist For Summer

Summer temperatures can be just as hard on your vehicle as the winter season, according to Brett Dick from Rhineland Car in Altona. It's why he recommends frequent check-ups on your vehicle,…

Morris Dance School Bringing Opportunities To Rural Artists

The second annual Recital and Art Show was held at the United Church in Morris by the Morris School of Dance and Art on June 4. Elisabeth Crick, the Dance Director of the Studio, noted that she was…

Morden Native Returns Home To Bridge Western And Natural Medicine

A Morden native has returned home after decades abroad as an international Nutritional Therapist, working in New York, London and the Middle East. Sonia Funk hopes to share her unique perspective on…

Arts Centre Growing Despite Province's 'Poorly Managed' Grant System

The Winkler Arts and Culture Centre continues to bring the arts into the limelight. However, WAC Chair Tomm Penner says the challenge remains in raising operating costs and growing their volunteer…

Winkler Student Takes On Canada At Skills Competition

A local high school student competed on the national stage in Aesthetics. Northlands Parkway Collegiate student Miranda Klippenstein competed in the 24th Skills Canada Competition in Edmonton June 4…

Local Resident Competes In France With Canada's Deaf Volleyball Team

Paige McDonald, a resident of Roseisle, competed with Team Canada's Deaf Women's Volleyball Team in Montepellier, France last month. It was the 80th Celebration of the Deaf Sports International… is your only local source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide