You could say the Eston Ramblers hockey club has some pretty good fan support:
The community had a special send off for the U18 Ramblers as they went for an overnight stay in Saskatoon Thursday, ahead of their opportunity to bring home a Hockey Saskatchewan banner with a win in Preeceville Friday night.
The Ramblers are coming off winning the Hi-Way 14 Hockey League championship on Monday at home versus Macklin, now shifting their attention to their other postseason series. Eston defeated Shellbrook, Dinsmore, and Meadow Lake on their road to the finals.
According to Ramblers coach Darcy Morrice, the boys are ready to get going once again. He talked about the fan support and what it means for the team and hockey community of Eston overall.
"In the past we have gotten that before. Our town supports us like no other," said Morrice, "I think we have the best fans. They support us every game, our 50/50s are big."
Morrice is hoping the Ramblers can go all the way.
"Going into the start of the year, our expectations are always to win, but it was kind of a reach maybe this year," said Morrice, who was happily proven wrong, "The hard work that these boys have put in. The determination. It's got us this far, and hopefully we can keep going for one more game."
If, all goes well tonight, they will be set-up for another grand celebration:
The celebration…. Eston Ramblers on Facebook
Puck drop goes at 7:15 in Preecville.