Kudos to everyone who made the a sixteen hour bus ride to St. Louis – a real test of endurance. But at the end of the road we were rewarded with a fantastic weekend in St. Louis for the 2023 USA Hockey Disabled Festival .
Our first day was an off day for everyone to enjoy some free time. There was shopping, the St. Louis Arch, other sights, St. Louis’s world famous BBQ and the Blue Jays season opener against the the Cardinals at Busch stadium. The city was in party mode, with street parties all around the stadium. You didn’t even need to go to the game to enjoy yourself, but for those that did they were treated to great back and forth game with the Blue Jays prevailing 10-9.
Both Grandravine teams got started with their first two games on Friday. The action was just as exciting as the Blue Jay game. They were spurred on by our loud and proud Grandravine cheerleaders. Win or lose both teams came away with performances to be proud of.
After their final game Saturday, the players were presented with their well earned medals. And then it was off to the Ameristar Casino for dinner and a little action on the slots. Explore the gallery below for some of the tournament highlights.