MARTENSVILLE, Sask. – The 15th edition of Hockey Day in Saskatchewan (HDIS) was a resounding success in Martensville, bringing the community together to support a worthy cause and promoting the love of hockey.
This marked the first time the city of roughly 10,549 residents had the opportunity to host the event, which took place from January 16 to 22, 2023.
The main themes of HDIS are to showcase Canada’s wintertime sport, build community spirit by making the arena the focal point of activity, and celebrate the many volunteers who help local hockey flourish.
A multitude of events from the weeklong HDIS celebration included 30 games with 53 teams in Martensville Sports Centre, a family skate, outdoor rink action, and a firework show.
Situated in Zone Five (5), Martensville is a growing community that boasts tremendous volunteers and was selected by Hockey Saskatchewan as the host community to assist in the financing of a new recreational facility to house minor hockey for decades to come.
Initial estimates show over $50,000 was raised at the 2023 HDIS; however, the final tally will be released at a later date.
The success of the event can be attributed to the hard work and dedication of the Host Committee, as well as the support of the community and surrounding area.
Hockey Saskatchewan wishes to thank the Host Committee, which included Kris Miazga, Christine Semchyshen, Jill Rowland, Rhea Mathies, Joel Wagner, Clint Dieno, Joe Garchinski, Lorrie Sorowski, and Dawn Wotherspoon.
This year’s HDIS banquet was hosted by Darren “Dutchy” Dutchyshen, who was back in his home province. Hockey Saskatchewan would also like to thank the TSN sportscaster for his insights and knowledge of the sports world as well as many enduring qualities.
For those wanting a glimpse of the sights and sounds of HDIS, Hockey Saskatchewan has partnered with HalterMedia Inc., an award-winning video production company based in Regina, to produce a look back on the festivities.
To see pictures from the 2023 Hockey Day in Saskatchewan, head over to the event’s gallery section by clicking HERE.
Events such as these support grassroots development initiatives in the province, which align with objectives outlined in Hockey Saskatchewan’s 2022-25 Strategic Plan. For more information about Hockey Saskatchewan’s grassroots programming, please visit HERE.
An announcement with application details for the 2024 HDIS in Zone Eight (8) will be made in the near future.
Check out the Hockey Day in Saskatchewan website and social media platforms (Facebook and Twitter) for updates.
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