By Fred Wallace
Salutes & Banquets Abound
Hi, this is Fred Wallace with " Off the Wire ".
It's truly the transitional time of the sports season in our region, easily identified by the number of year end tournaments, banquets and celebrations.
Just last night, the Owen Sound Community Fund had a terrific night to honour both Larisa Yurkiw and Jason Crone, local athletes who have represented the city on the biggest stages in their respective sports.
It was a great night.
Previously, I attended a year end function at the Quality Inn to celebrate the conclusion of the Owen Sound Ice Hawks Hockey season.
The Lady Ice Hawks fielded 6 entries this year ranging from a large group of players in the Initiation Division all the way up to the Midget level.
It's not that long ago that Girls Hockey in Owen Sound commenced with sparse numbers.
As a testament to the sport, and to the Ice Hawks organization, the numbers for Girls Hockey in Owen Sound have surged to almost 100 and obviously, the hope is for those numbers to further swell.
Like the Owen Sound Minor Hockey Group, tryouts for Girls Hockey are upon us and details pertaining to the Ice Hawks organization and teams for the upcoming season are available at www.owensoundgirlshockey.com
I'm Fred Wallace