Look back at first weekend

Across four different communities, teams from Alberta and Saskatchewan went head-to-head against visiting players from the United States in the WSHL's first USA vs. Canada Showdown. 

Four teams from the Northwest Division and four from the Western Provinces Hockey Association are competing in the six-game tournament for international Junior 'A' bragging rights. 

From Nov. 10 to 12, the Seattle Totems and West Sound Admirals were matched up against the Hinton Wildcats and Edson Aeros. 

It was a packed house as fans cheered on the Aeros, who went 3-0. In Wildcats territory, there wasn't an empty seat in the arena. They're 2-1 after the first half of the six-game tournament, losing just one game to Seattle. In a special treat for fans in Jasper, AB, the Hinton Wildcats and Seattle Totems squared off to packed rink, giving yet another community access to Jr. A hockey.

In the east region of the WPHA, the Cold Lake Wings and Meadow Lake Mustangs played host to the Bellingham Blazers and South Oregon Spartans. 

The U.S. teams both came away victorious, going 3-0 against their Canadian counterparts. 

The action continues Nov. 15 to 17, when the Totems and Admirals make their way to the east and the Blazers and Spartans head west for the final three games. 

League Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner Ron White and Bob Armando made the trip north