January 24-26 Weekend Preview

This coming weekend of Friday, January 24th to Sunday, January 26th is packed with local sports action.

Check out the following for your opportunities:

The weekend’s festivities will begin with the top 11th and 12th grade youth ice hockey players in Washington State traveling to Town Toyota Center in Wenatchee for Team Washington tryouts. The players that represent Team Washington will go on to compete in a High School Showcase in St. Louis Missouri. The Team Washington Tryout is Friday evening at 5:30 p.m.
Friday evening will also see a few different 6:15 tip-offs for the Steve Talbot Memorial AAU Basketball tournament. The boys and girls tournament are now combined and both are a State Championships qualifier. Several dozen teams from all over the Pacific Northwest will compete at seven different gymnasiums all around the Wenatchee Valley. The Talbot Tourny will put on over 165 games in 48 hours and it’s a great source of economic impact to the valley. Go out and support these kids if you get a chance. Check out the complete schedule.
Double up your fix of hockey as the Wenatchee Wild take on division rival Trail Smoke Eaters this Friday and Saturday at 7:05 p.m. Currently with 48 points the Wild sit 14 points behind Trail who is in 2nd place in the Interior division. The Wild is in the midst of another winning season but also a season in which they can’t seem to find a way to take off and string several wins together. Friday night is Star Wars night at Town Toyota Center and Saturday is Proud to be an American night featuring a team poster giveaway.
Sports enthusiasts shouldn’t forget that this Saturday and Sunday the Mission Ridge Ski Team will be holding the 27th annual Apple Cup Invitational Ski Race at Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort. Both mornings will have giant slalom races for the 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U divisions. Please check out all the details.
Finally, the Pacific Northwest Amateur Hockey Association will be holding it’s annual Development Camp here in Wenatchee at Town Toyota Center on Saturday and Sunday. 14-17 year old top players will be competing within their age group to see which select few move on to a regional camp and finally a national camp. Make sure to check the schedule to see which games you want to go see.

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