Oakland organizing rec hockey teams

The Oakland Recreation Club is starting up another year of hockey for the youth in their community. 

President of the club, Ryan Kontzie, says they're having their registration night on Thursday and are hoping to see hockey players of all shapes and sizes get involved.

"Our hockey sign-up will be on December 8 from 6-8 p.m. at the Oakland rink. Our hockey program is mainly for about six years old to 15. There are sign-ups for three different age groups within that on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night," Kontzie explains.

Kontzie notes they will also take in 16, 17, and 18-year-olds this year to try and form a new team for older kids. The club president says these teams are mainly to keep the kids active and having fun over the winter.

"It is a rec team, all volunteer based. We do play some other rec clubs when we can get some games lined up. The Oakville Community Club has been good to play against, and we also had a couple of games in MacGregor last year. So, we hope to find some other teams of the same calibre as us to get the kids some games in this year."

He adds they had over 50 kids sign up last year, and they are hoping for even more this time around. 

Kontzie says for anyone who cannot make it to their registration night on Thursday to contact him at 204-871-0990 but notes the sooner they can figure out how many kids they will have this season, the better.