Five minor hockey players to play throughout Scandinavia this summer
Five area hockey players will have a hockey trip to remember this summer when they fly out for a hockey development experience in Scandinavia.
Drumheller Minor Hockey players Ashton Nail, Cody Hodge, Spencer James, Tyler Ferguson, and Cort Caston- guay and their family members will travel to Sweden, Finland, and Estonia to play hockey against local squads there while also taking in the sites and culture of Scandinavia.
“It’s more of a trip for the experience with some hockey involved,” says parent Wendy Nail. “It’s leisurely, it’s planned and already set up with a little movement seeing.”
The tour is booked through Top Guns, a hockey development company which offers players the chance to develop their skills in foreign countries while also emphasizing the experiential aspects of travel.
Before flying to Stockholm on July 30, players will meet in Canmore with other groups in there for site- from both elsewhere in Alberta and Saskatchewan to practice before the 10 day itinerary, full of skirmishes with local squads and a travel schedule which will have the players feeling like professional hockey players.
It’ll be a great new experience to see some other countries. I’m looking forward to seeing some other cultures.”
“It’ll be a great new experience to see some other countries,” said 16 year old Cody Hodge who plays with the Midget Raptors and who has never been on a trip like this. “I’m looking forward to seeing some other cultures.”