Sheridan Youth Return from Toronto Hockey

Standing by the Stanley Cup and Canadian Mountie guards (l - r) Scott Barton, Lane Barton, Collin Eisenman, Zane Garstad, Logan Garstad (all photos courtesy Scott Barton)
Standing by the Stanley Cup and Canadian Mountie guards (l - r) Scott Barton, Lane Barton, Collin Eisenman, Zane Garstad, Logan Garstad (all photos courtesy Scott Barton)

Three members of the high school hockey team in Sheridan recently returned from a unique tournament in Toronto Canada. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson with the story.

For the past 25 years, Toronto, Canada has been the sight of an international youth hockey tournament. I stopped by the Sheridan Ice Rink to learn more about this adventure.

Sheridan High School sophomore Collin Eisenman explains how he and teammates Lane Barton and Logan Garstad got to participate in the 2011 match-ups.

The All-Wyoming team beat four Colorado teams in that Regional competition.

The three young men flew to Canada with their dads, and then shuttled around in a “sick” -- that's a good thing, in teen vernacular – man van big enough to hold six men and all the hockey equipment. Lane Barton describes the hockey playing experience.

Along with playing hockey, the guys were able to sight-see around Toronto, with highlights being a trek up to the top of the CN Tower, the tallest building in the world, but more importantly, a visit to the Hockey Hall of Fame, home of the Canadian Holy Grail – the Stanley Cup. Logan Garstad thought he was in heaven.

Garstad said they also drink wine from it and eat cereal out of it. Not a bad bowl for one's Cap'n Crunch or Cheerios.

In Saturday's news, we'll hear from Logan's dad, Zane Garstad, about the dads' experience and about the role of youth hockey in shaping players into fine young men and women.

From the sheridanmedia.com news room, I'm Mary Jo Johnson reporting.

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