There’s an army base, a British army base located just outside of Medicine Hat, Alberta. At this base, large groups of advanced British military officers spend 1 – 3 years time practicing various acts of valor in the rolling hills of South-Eastern Albert. They practice tank maneuvers, work on infantry tactics and will spend weeks at a time surviving in the wilderness, but the most nerve racking experience of their entire deployment takes place at the CFB Suffield Arena, where men and women learn to play hockey.
They not only love the game they pick up while visiting the great white north, but for the past 15 year we’ve been fortunate enough to have the BATUS teams attend various CHE tournaments. This year, Andy Keohane was kind enough to bring the BATUS Flames to Kelowna, BC, and as they are every year, they were by far the best dressed teams there. With matching socks, pants, gloves and helmets to go along with their flashy, European style jerseys with nick names embroidered on the back, they looked like a force to be reckoned with for sure. But it was the uniforms they wore to the Friday night banquet that won them the honor of Best Dressed team of 2014. Congrats to the BATUS Flames.
As per last weeks post, we have left the top 2 locations from last weeks post and added a couple of new potential locations. Don’t forget to vote for the next CHE location again this week.
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