Outdoor fun at Alkali

Outdoor fun at Alkali

Dylan DeRose keeps his eyes fixed firmly on the puck as a group of his team mates converge on the net during an intersquad practice session.

PeeWee Tier 2 Timberwolves goaltender Dylan DeRose keeps his eyes fixed firmly on the puck as a group of his team mates converge on the net during an intersquad practice session held at the outdoor rink on the Alkali Lake Reserve (Esketemc First Nation) Feb. 10.

The trip to Alkali (hometown of Timberwolf player Jimmy Belleau) was organized by Timberwolves team manager Quynn Passseri and her sister, Saibra Larden, among others.

The fun-filled day included other family members who wished to take to the ice as well; fathers, cousins, uncles, younger and older siblings while the stands were populated by many onlookers (mothers, many grandparents).

There was juice/coffee and hot dogs for all rinkside and at the end of the afternoon the opportunity to go for a ‘sweat’ at Fred Johnson’s home sweathouse (similar to a sauna).