Kodiaks open exhibition hockey season in under two weeks
The Camrose Kodiaks' junior hockey club will begin training camp on Aug. 20.
After a week of getting in shape and preparation, Camrose will open the exhibition season on Aug. 27 with a game against the Okotoks Oilers in the EnCana Arena beginning at 7:30 p.m. The players will be given time off for the annual golf tournament on Aug. 26 at the Camrose Golf Course.
Camrose travels to Brooks on Aug. 30 and then Okotoks on Aug. 31 to continue the pre-season matches. The Kodiaks end the exhibition play by taking on the Fort McMurray Oil Barons on Sept. 1 in northern Alberta.
A carnival will be held to celebrate the opening of the Camrose Kodiaks' regular season on Sept. 7 and 8.
The fun event begins at 4:30 and goes until 7 p.m. in the parking lot in front of the EnCana Arena, with children's games and a tail-gate barbecue. The carnival will even include bears and horses. Camrose will face the Calgary Mustangs on Friday at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, the Kodiaks host the Grande Prairie Storm. Children who attend elementary schools in Camrose will be allowed in at no charge for both games.
Games at the carnival may include bean bag toss, face painting, chalk colouring, pie toss, bounce house, baseball toss, hockey shooting, ice cream making, cotton candy making, basketball shooting and even an eating competition. The old-fashioned nickel carnival will ensure that your $1 will go a long way.
The Camrose Kodiaks will also officially open the Alberta Junior Hockey League's 49th regular season on September 7.
A complete league schedule is now available on the AJHL website www.AJHL.ca. The schedule can be exported directly to digital calendars and mobile devices through the schedule page.
For more information on the golf tournament phone 780-679-2603 or visit the Kodiaks' office Monday to Friday from noon to 4 p.m.