Hockey Day in Saskatchewan 2020:

Call for Bids

On behalf of the SHA Board of Directors, I would like to advise Minor Hockey Associations within Zone Seven (7) that the SHA will be accepting bids to host the 2020 Hockey Day in Saskatchewan on January 17-19, 2020.

Hockey Day in Saskatchewan was recently held in Gull Lake and the host committee raised over $128,000 for their arena project. In 2017, a record breaking $175,000 was raised in Shellbrook.

The following criteria will be used to select a community to serve as the host for the 2020 event:

  • The Minor Hockey Association is a member in good standing with the SHA.
  • A detailed Host Committee structure for the event is in place.
  • A detailed agenda for a weekend of activities is included (see link below).
  • If possible, all teams within Minor Hockey have an opportunity to be involved.
  • The community has an action plan to build a new arena or renovate the existing arena.
  • A proposed budget for the weekend.
  • A local promotional plan.

The SHA will provide the following assistance to the host community;

  • $5,000 Hosting Grant
  • Local Poster Campaign promoting the host community
  • Silent auction items
  • Guest speaker or assist in obtaining a guest speaker
  • Securing of teams for hockey games

This event proved to be a tremendous promotion over the course of the past eleven (11) years and the SHA sees this event getting larger and more popular each year. 

Please submit your Bid to Host the 2020 Hockey Day in Saskatchewan event to the SHA Office by April 1st, 2019.  A recommendation will be made to the SHA Board of Directors for approval at their meeting scheduled for the April 27-28 weekend.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the SHA office at 306-789-5101.


Gull Lake Announces Profit of $128,000

During Hockey Day in Saskatchewan

At the beginning of the season, it was announced that Hockey Day in Saskatchewan would take place in Gull Lake from January 14 to 20, 2019. The slogan’ One Rink, One Dream, became a rallying point for the host committee. With the hard work from volunteers, the community responded and brought together a fantastic event this past January.

The Saskatchewan Hockey Association (SHA) and the Gull Lake Host Committee are excited to announce the total funds raised at Hockey Day in Saskatchewan, 2019. Once all the games were done and all the events complete, the total profit from the entire week-long celebration was $128,000. The funds raised will assist in renovations and upkeep of the Gull Lake Skating Rink.

“A deep collective sigh could be heard from the [organizing] team. This was not an exhausted, thank goodness it is over, but an overwhelming feeling of pride and satisfaction of a job well done!”

Gull Lake Host Committee, Tracey Stenson and Sara Kuntz

Hockey Day in Saskatchewan – 2019, featured a variety of events, from ninja warrior to scavenger hunts and fireworks to hockey, the event had something for everyone. Appreciation must be given to all players, coaches, officials and volunteers who made this event possible. Our special guest speaker, Dennis Hull, for keeping the crowd entertained at the Banquet. Finally, all the gracious sponsors that assisted in making this dream a reality with their time and funding. The annual Hockey Day in Saskatchewan event continues to showcase why the rink is the heart of every Saskatchewan community!

The 2019 event marked the 11th host community for Hockey Day in Saskatchewan since its inception in 2008. Hockey Day in Saskatchewan is awarded to a different community each year to help raise funds for the local arena. The event is a partnership between the Saskatchewan Hockey Association and the host community.