Warrington, Derek Tatarin, and Alexander Kitz players from the Vegreville
Bantam A team, are getting excited about the hockey opportunity they will have
this summer. Dale Paulsen, Manager
for the Top Guns – Canada Cowboys AAA Europe Hockey Tour scouted these boys
during a Provincial Zone playoff game in Vegreville in February. He was impressed by the play of the
Vegreville team and offered the chance for several boys from the team to play
as part of the Canada Cowboys 1997 AAA team. These three boys accepted the offer and will be making their
way to Europe on July 29, 2012 until August 12, 2012. The team will represent Canada in a couple of exhibition
games and an 8 team tournament in Prague, Czech Republic. The tournament has
teams from throughout Europe as well as this Canadian team.
has been putting teams together for the last 7 years and taking them on a hockey
experience of a lifetime. This
team included boys from both Saskatchewan and Alberta that are born in
1997. Dale spent a couple of
months scouting players to make up the team that will represent Canada in the
Czech Hockey Challenge Cup in Prague.
He says that in the last couple of years the teams that he has put
together have placed in the top 3 in the tournament. He is excited to see this team come together for a week’s
training camp in Canmore at the end of July. He expects that they will have great success in the
will the boys have the opportunity to play some great hockey but their trip
also includes guided tours throughout 4 European countries. They will
experience stops in Germany(Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Fussen, Neuschwanstein),
Italy (Balzano, Vipiteno, Verona, Venice), Austria (Villach, Graz, Vienna), and
of course the Czech Republic (Ceske Krumlov, Prague).