Over the previous weekend (Nov. 25), the Centennial Green Arena in Okotoks hosted a pretty unique sledge hockey tournament.

The tournament was organized by former sledge hockey player Chris Cederstrand as a fundraiser for The Cederstrand Foundation.

It featured six teams made up of Okotoks' mayor and town council, the Okotoks Fire Department, the High River Fire Department, the Rocky View Fire Department, Source for Sports, and a celebrity team featuring NHL alums and sledge hockey athletes.

As most players in the tournament were not experienced in sledge hockey, much of their time was spent trying to stay upright and learn the basics of getting around while trying to keep track of the puck.

Locals were also invited to try sledge hockey themselves during an intermission period.

A number of businesses and organizations donated items for a silent auction, including the Flames Foundation, San Jose Sharks, and George Canyon.

The Cederstrand Foundation supports adaptive athletes in playing the sports they love by assisting with the cost of equipment.

More information on the foundation can be seen here.

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