Council supports expansion hockey team coming to town

By Rob Vogt Local Press WriterClaresholm town council has agreed to support Greater Metro Hockey League expansion into Claresholm for the 2022-23 season, with practices starting Sept. 15, 2022.At its April 25 meeting, council was updated on the situation by Chief Administrative Officer Abe Tinney.He explained the ad-hoc committee that was created to explore the possibility of an expansion team … Read more

Fundraising hockey game this Saturday for injured community member

By Rob Vogt Local Press WriterVirtually anyone who knows Scott Besse will tell you he would be first in line to help someone in need. Now the community has the chance in turn to help the volunteer firefighter and M.D. grader operator. He was recently injured in a vehicle rollover and is recovering at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary.In response, … Read more

Ad-Hoc Committee Created for proposed Junior “A” Hockey team

By Rob Vogt Local Press Writer A committee has been created by Claresholm town council to look into the possibility of bringing a Junior “A” hockey team to Claresholm. At its Jan. 24 meeting, council agreed to form an ad-hoc committee to research the possibility of bringing a Greater Metro Hockey League expansion team to Claresholm starting in the 2022-2023 season, … Read more

‘A’ girls lose to Livingstone Sabres

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer The Willow Creek Composite High School junior high “A” girls’ basketball team ran into a bigger, stronger, more-experienced opponent in action last week. The Cobras hosted the Livingstone School Sabres  of Lundbreck at the high school gym on Jan. 24, losing by a score of 44-15. Scoring for Claresholm were Emilia Alvarez, Hannah Leader, and … Read more

Council hears request to approve Junior ‘A’ hockey franchise

By Rob Vogt Local Press WriterThe Greater Metro Hockey League West wants to locate a franchise in Claresholm as early as the 2022-2023 season.Dr. Derek Prue, director of expansion for the league, appeared as a delegation via video conference at the Jan. 10 meeting of Claresholm town council to discuss the league, a potential franchise, and to answer questions.He began … Read more