Edmonton Vintage Hockey

ALBERTA 55+ WINTER GAMES

History

What is Alberta 55 Plus?

Alberta 55 plus represents the heart of mature Albertans. It stands for the idea of a fuller, healthier, more vital future; for the straightforward steps that can be taken towards that future. We promote participation and action and have generated a unique spirit of cooperation across the province.


The association believes that sport and recreation development for mature adults is a provincial issue. It has a direct bearing on the quality of life in this province and it can become a way of life for the individual and the province as a whole. That is the ideal. We’re working to make it a reality.



WHO WE ARE

Alberta 55 plus was incorporated under the name of ASCSRA (Alberta Senior Citizens Sport and Recreation Association) as a volunteer action group on January 31st, 1980 to:

  • promote sport and recreation development for Albertans 55+ across the province,
  • to act as the provincial voice of mature adults in the Alberta 55 Plus Games; and promote future Alberta 55 Plus Games.
  • A Board of Directors, with an executive and representatives from 8 zones across the province, is established. Consultants from Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks & Wildlife Foundation provide assistance and support.
  • Areas of financial assistance include Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks & Wildlife Foundation, donations, and our membership fees.

Each of our 8 zones must have an executive and board elected or appointed from established areas in the zone. Through these zone boards, local needs are identified and addressed by the Provincial Association.


Source: About Us

Supper, 2015

Supper, 2015

2019

2019 Alberta 55+ Winter Games

FEBRUARY 28 - MARCH 3


Location: Cold Lake


Bob Tessier message:

The Alberta Senior Games were held in Cold Lake.

Congratulations to all Vintage members that participated!

Beside our home Zone 6 teams, we had members playing on Zone 4 & 5 teams, as well as a member competing and medaling in Pickle ball.


Highlights

1.  Our Zone 6 65’s team went undefeated, winning the Provincial Gold medal.

2.  Our Zone 6 70’s team went undefeated, winning the Provincial Gold medal.

3.  Our Zone 6 75’s team went undefeated, winning the Provincial Gold medal.

4.  Our Zone 6 55’s team won 3 game & lost 1 in OT,  winning the Provincial Silver medal.

5.  Zone 5 65’s, with several Vintage members on their roster winning the Provincial Silver medal

6.  Zone 5 70’s, with several Vintage members on their roster winning the Bronze medal

7.  Zone 5 75’s, with several Vintage members on their roster won the Silver medal

8.  Zone 4 60’s, with one Vintage member on their roster, won the Bronze medal

9.  Jamie Pallet, won Bronze in mixed Pickle ball & Silver in men’s pairs pickle ball.


This is quite the hockey achievement for the Edmonton and surrounding hockey communities. 

We took over the Lakeland Inn, taking 60 rooms for our 3 night stay; Vintage hosted a wonderful private event for all our members on the Saturday night in Taps Lounge, attended by close to 100.


Photos:

Game Ready Photography - Bonnyville Alberta

2015

2015 Alberta 55+ Winter Games

February 19-22


Location: Lethbridge Alberta


Most of the participating Vintage members played for Zone 6. Tournaments were run for: 

Hockey - 55+ OpenHockey - 60+ OpenHockey - 65+ OpenHockey - 70+ Open.


Bob Tessier message:
Congratulations to all Vintage members that competed in the recent Alberta Senior Games held this past week in Lethbridge. Edmonton Vintage Hockey  had members playing on teams in  4 of the 8 zones in Alberta. We were represented in Zones 6, 5, 4 & 7. 


Results:

Vintage sponsored Zone 6 55+ team went undefeated and won Gold in dramatic fashion, defeating Zone 4, Central Alberta in the final 3-2.Vintage sponsored Zone 6 65+ team had a record of 2 wins and 1 loss, taking Silver, losing  1-0 in a thrilling Gold medal game to Zone 3 Calgary.Vintage sponsored Zone 6 60+ won 2 of 3 games, winning the A side consolation game, defeating Zone 8 (Northern Alberta) 4-1.Vintage sponsored Zone 6 70+ team won 1 of 3 games and came within a whisker of winning 2 of 3Bob Tessier message to Zone 6 Gold Medal winning team:


On behalf of all Vintage members and the Edmonton Vintage Executive, I congratulate you all on a spectacular performance representing Zone 6 & Edmonton Vintage  in the Lethbridge Games. You came together as a team, going undefeated at 3-0, winning two extremely hard fought games to win Gold in the 55+ division.A special thank you the team leaders, Rob Fenton, Craig Murray, Keith Carter & Randy Langkow. On and off the ice, you four led by example!Congratulations!Bob Tessier message to Zone 6 Silver Medal winning team:


Congratulations on an excellent  performance representing Zone 6 & Edmonton Vintage  in the Lethbridge Games. You came together as a team winning two games and coming oh so close today to winning gold. I did not get to watch your second period, only the first;  as I watched the 55’s in the second half of their game.You’re team’s improvement game to game was incredible. In today’s game, in the first period, I thought you played Calgary hard and had an equal share of the play; a break here and there and you could have been up a goal. John Roy was spectacular in goal.Congratulation on winning Silver!


Photos:

Greg Wilkes

Supper, 2015

Supper, 2015

2013

2013 Alberta 55+ Winter Games

February 16, 2013


Location: Calgary, Alberta


The 2013 55+ Alberta Winter Games were held in Calgary this week. Vintage sent three hockey teams representing Zone 6 (Edmonton proper) in the 60+, 65+ and 70+ categories. 


Winsport Canada Olympic Park was the headquarters for the games. All hockey was played in the very impressive Markin MacPhail Centre which has 4 Arenas, offices, meeting rooms and is the training centre for Hockey Canada. 


Meals were catered there and served three times a day to the more than 1000 total games participants. Hockey players were housed in hotels nearby with continuous shuttle bus service to the Centre. 


All 8 provincial zones were represented. While the competition was great Vintage teams failed to medal with the exception of the 65+ team which won a bronze.

Meal time entertainment and Vintage plays to a full house.

Meal time entertainment and Vintage plays to a full house.

2005

2005 Alberta 55+ Winter Games

A good time was had by all!

image33