There had been predictions that there would be no hockey in the area because many of the players were in the army, but it turned out that the younger players gave a good account of themselves in the first game. A late start to getting ice made resulted in the teams having little practice. An officer from the Military Training Centre was present and stated that they would soon have an outside rink ready, and the Centre would have at least one team from among the recruits. The second article announcing the next game mentions that some of the Sexsmith players had been skating on local ponds to get in shape. A far cry from the way things are now!
Researched & written by Kathryn Auger