Sports & Recreation — 17 January 2018
Girl Power! Locals team on podium at 19th Annual Sanders Tournament

A Dryden player in the first few strides of a break away in the opening game of the 19th annual Kathy Sanders Memorial Tournament, Friday. Photo by Chris Marchand

 

Gold medal winners, the Dryden Novice Huskies.

It was a big weekend for the Dryden Girls Hockey Association as they hosted 12 teams in three divisons for the 19th Annual Kathy Sanders Memorial Tournament.
Local teams fared well with the Dryden Novice Huskies defeating the Kenora Blue Lightning 3-2 in a thrilling overtime gold medal win.
The Dryden Atom Rampage took home the bronze medal with a 3-1 win over the Fort Frances Knights.
In the Pee Wee Division the Dryden Blazers won the silver medal after a 3-1 loss to the Kenora Knights in the gold medal showdown.
The tournament is held in memory of Kathy Sanders, a local player who took up the sport at age 16 and had to learn how to skate to do so.

Gold medal winners, the Dryden Novice Huskies.

Bronze medal winners, the Dryden Atom Rampage.

Sanders was killed in a tragic car accident in 1999. The tournament celebrates her memory and her passion for the game of hockey that was cut short too soon.

Team photos submitted by Ed Trist

Marg Sanders drops the puck to begin the 19th annual tournament.

 

 

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Chris Marchand is a native of Dryden, Ontario. He served his first newspaper internship at The Dryden Observer in 1998 while attending journalism studies at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops B.C. He's worked desks as both reporter and editor at the Fernie Free Press as well as filled the role of sports editor at the Cranbrook Daily Townsman. Marchand was named editor of the Dryden Observer in Aug. 2009.

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