The outdoor rink beside the Maryhill community centre is set to get some upgrades after a successful ball hockey tournament last weekend.
Despite the chilly weather, the tournament, organized by Brian and Brent Kron and their friends Travis and Brandon Bauman, drew 21 teams who played 44 games over the weekend.
The boys were hoping to raise $3,000 and easily surpassed that, presenting a cheque for a little over $3,600 to the Maryhill Recreation Association.
The boys play hockey on the outdoor rink almost every day in winter, and came up with the idea of organizing a fundraising tournament. They’re hoping to install a heated change room and possibly new rink boards around the concrete pad to replace the aging plywood boards.
Brian and Brent’s mother Karen said the success of the tournament ensured it will become an annual event.
“There were some challenges along the way, but when they saw it come together, they were rewarded,” she said.