By Jim den Hollander
Editor/Publisher The ice has been in just over a week at the Sauk Prairie Area Recreation Center (SPARC) and the opening days have been busy for the Sauk Prairie Youth Hockey Association.
This past Friday night, the Madison Capitols, from the United States Hockey League paid tribute to the local organization with SPYHA Night at the Capitols. Many local players and their families watched the Caps in their home opening contest and first win of the season as they knocked off the defending Clark Cup champion Chicago Steel in a 3-2 overtime thriller.
Intermission entertainment at the game included a scrimmage hockey contest involving the organization’s 8U players.
Also on the weekend, volunteers helped Clean the Rink and on Sunday, an open house at SPARC was well attended.
Pre-Season clinic for all age levels are underway now at the arena and the bantam level players also will benefit from a checking clinic. Player Evaluations will begin for the different divisions on Oct. 10.