The annual Mac’s Midget Hockey tournament begins in Calgary on Boxing Day with 25 men’s and 8 women’s teams taking part in the event which runs through New Year’s Day.
Five Saskatchewan teams are represented on the men’s side. They are the Regina Pat Canadians, Tisdale Trojans, Swift Current Legionnaires, Prince Albert Mintos and the Saskatoon Contacts. At the Christmas break, the Pat Canadians lead the Saskatchewan Midget Triple A standings with a record of 23-3-2-1.
On the women’s side, the Regina Rebels, Prince Albert Bears and Swift Current Wildcats are taking part. The Bears lead the Saskatchewan Female Midget Triple A standings with a mark of 17-3.
Many NHL stars have played in this tournament including Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby, Chicago Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews, New York Islanders forward Jordan Eberle and Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby.