Chase Hobenshield (left)

Chase Hobenshield (left)

Steelers ready for Heritage Classic action

The Steelers were one of 14 teams selected out of more than 1,500 entries to participate in Minor Hockey Weekend.

For one local minor hockey team, its dream is going to become a reality.

Recently, the Vancouver Canucks invited all minor hockey teams registered in B.C. to enter for a chance to play a game at Rogers Arena and attend the Heritage Classic game Sunday at B.C. Place.

For one local minor hockey team their dream is going to become a reality.

“When I entered our team, the Vernon Tim Hortons Steelers, into the draw I did so with little expectation of being successful. This type of contest would be hotly contested so I didn’t want to get my hopes up” said head coach Trevor Seibel.

“However, when I got the call from the Vancouver Canucks last Friday, I could barely contain my excitement! I also knew what an experience this would be for our group.”

The Steelers were one of 14 teams selected out of more than 1,500 entries to participate in Minor Hockey Weekend.

The Steelers will travel to Vancouver to take on the Mission Mind Craft in an exhibition game at Rogers Arena Saturday. Then, on Sunday, the team will be taking in the Heritage Classic game between the Canucks and Ottawa Senators.

“I sat the kids down and shared with them what we had won and what we were going to be doing this coming weekend,” said Seibel.

“The excitement, cheering and smiles will be something that I won’t soon forget. It was a very special moment for our players, the coaching staff and the families. We have chartered a bus and will be bringing along as many of the family members of the team that we can fit.”

The game is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Saturday and family and friends are invited to watch. There is no cost to attend the exhibition game.

The Steelers are a Novice team in Greater Vernon Minor Hockey and comprised of seven and eight year olds.