UPDATE Two major hockey games coming to Falun outdoor rink

UPDATE AJFHL game on Jan. 18 cancelled due to extreme cold


PLACE members confirmed Jan. 16 the AJFHL game scheduled this weekend for the Falun outdoor rink has been cancelled due to extreme cold.

The game between the Cochrane Chaos and Central Alberta Amazons will instead be played in Cochrane Jan. 18.

The Weather Network forecasts Saturday, Jan. 18 for the Pigeon Lake area at -25 degrees, plus a -9 degree windchill.


If you’re a hockey fan who loves to attend games at the beautiful Falun outdoor rink, there’s good news: two major games at the rink are coming up in January and February.

According to the rink’s parent organization, PLACE, the first big game is coming up soon: the 3rd annual Owen Moore Memorial Game Jan. 18 at the Falun outdoor rink. The game will feature two AJFHL teams, the Cochrane Chaos versus the Central Alberta Amazons. The puck drops at 1 p.m., and the admission is free.

However, PLACE gratefully accepts all donations made at the gate and will benefit the Canadian Mental Health Association for Suicide Awareness.

Two local girls will be playing in the game, Colbi Brown, who plays for the Cochrane Chaos and Torsha Okeymaw who plays for the Central Alberta Amazons.

These girls are former team mates and have gone on to play for different teams.

The second major game will be a Men’s ACAC tilt featuring the Augustana Vikings and the SAIT Trojans Men’s teams.

“The Pigeon Lake Athletic Cultural Educational Society (PLACE) provides free access to a professional sized skating rink and its facilities to members of the public and to students of the local Elementary and High Schools,” stated PLACE spokesperson Neil Brown in a press release.

“The rink and its facilities are maintained by a group of community volunteers, the members of PLACE.

“Our goal is to maintain a multi-use /multi seasonal facility that will be able to host family oriented activities such as free skating, pond hockey, in-line skating, tennis, volley ball, senior events etc. These are lofty goals but we believe they are achievable with the support of business and community members.

“We have made many improvements to the facility since last year and will continue to do so, in addition to the proceeds going to PLACE.”

Brown said the men’s college-level game is going to be good. “On February 22 2020. PLACE will be hosting the Augustana Vikings and the SAIT Trojans Men’s Hockey teams in the first ever ACAC Men’s outdoor hockey game,” he noted.

“Last year, on December 1 2018. PLACE hosted the NAIT Ooks and Grant MacEwan Griffins Women’s Hockey teams in the first ever Women’s Outdoor Hockey game in Canada. The event was named the Falun Female Frozen Challenge.

“The Pigeon Lake Athletic Cultural Educational Society (PLACE) hosted an NHL Alumni Outdoor Game on December 3 2016 at Falun Alberta. This event was named the ‘Falun Outdoor Classic’ and was between the Edmonton Oilers Alumni and the Calgary Flames Alumni along with players who paid to have a spot on each roster. This event saw over 1,000 spectators take in the outdoor atmosphere.”

Brown said organizers estimate up to 500 tickets will be available for sale. Watch The Pipestone Flyer over the next few weeks for more information.


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Rosebrier 4-H Beef Club January report

Rosebrier public speaking event coming up this weekend

UPDATE Human remains found in Manny’s Motel ruins

UPDATE RCMP Major Crimes Unit Investigate Fatal Fire in Wetaskiwin

Wetaskiwin Legion ‘Branch Briefings’

Branch #86 is planning its 90th anniversary

Feed replacement cost, precipitation threshold and more tweaked by AFSC

AFSC announces enhancements to perennial crop insurance programs

Road allowance closure goes to prov govt

Encroaching house situation could set ‘precedent’

VIDEO: Music stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant at Grammys award show

Music artists including Billy Ray Cyrus, Rick Ross and Kirk Franklin paid tribute to Bryant

Pregnant B.C. woman stuck in Wuhan, the epicentre of coronavirus outbreak

Woman is due to give birth in Wuhan, China unless she can get out

Ontario confirms second presumptive coronavirus case in wife of first patient

Both arrived on a China Southern Airlines flight after having been to Wuhan

Canada’s basketball community mourns Kobe Bryant after helicopter crash

Bryant was an 18-time NBA all-star who won five championships

‘Devastated’: Fans, celebrities remember Kobe Bryant after his death

Bryant played all of his 20-year career with the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers

Kobe Bryant, daughter killed in California helicopter crash

Bryant entered the NBA draft straight out of high school in 1996

Canadian Lunar New Year celebrations dampened by coronavirus worries

But Health Minister Patty Hajdu said today that the risk of infection is low

‘Presumptive case’ of coronavirus in Canada confirmed by Ontario doctors

Man in his 50s felt ill on his return to Canada from Wuhan, China

Most Read