By Justin Seward
Redcliff Minor Hockey Association is winding down its 2021-2022 season and first-year president Derek Martin said everything went really well.
There were four teams from U11 and up that made playoffs.
The U13 and U15 teams bowed out in their respective division semi-finals, a U11 tier 3 team is competing in the consolation semi-final and a U11 tier 6 team is in a divisional championship.
“I think it’s important,” he said.
“Again, that’s from kind of a strictly statistical standpoint. And so my perspective in success is going to be seeing the growth in our numbers. I mean we had the big cloud hanging over our heads all season with COVID-19 and not knowing if and when or how things are going to go and it ended up being very positive.”
Martin says registration numbers were right on par with what they were previously.
“We did unfortunately lose numbers to U18—we didn’t have a U18 team—but things are looking good in terms of registration numbers by birth year,” said Martin.
“We’ll have a U18 team again next year. So, hopefully just a one-year hiccup it looks like.”
Another positive Minor hockey saw this season was the amount of new players in the youngest divisions at the U7 and U9 levels.
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