Members of the Creston Valley Thunder following an alumni game. Back row: (from left) Sheldon Clayton

Creston Valley Thunder alumni reunite for 20-year reunion

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In 1992, Creston continued its hockey legacy, from the Creston Clippers (1976-1985), by introducing a Junior A hockey team, the Creston Valley Thunder. From 1992-1999, Creston fans enjoyed fast paced hockey. Lifelong friendships were forged between the players, billets, and town residents.

Over 20 years later, Thunder players, fans, and friends reunited for a fun-filled September long weekend. After 18 holes of golf, the boys hurried off to the rec centre for an alumni game. The shots on goal were shameful, so we’ll just tell you that the score was 15-15 and everyone had a good time! Afterward, an evening social led to laughter and reminiscing as the boys remembered their “good ol’ days” and shared what they are up to now.

During the alumni game, there was a silent auction and the event raised $3,300 for the Junior B Creston Valley Thunder Cats, which the Thunder Cats said they will use for player development. All of the alumni remember Creston with love, and the fans and players were ready to give back.

The September long weekend was complete with a brunch (a little early for some), followed by a catered dinner at the Creston Golf Club in the evening. Although it was a busy weekend, the most prominent memory from the weekend was the laughter.

—BY TARA CASEY

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