Beaumont Amateur Hockey turns 40

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BAHA celebrates 40 years of hockey in Beaumont

A longtime community hockey program in Beaumont is celebrating is a very special milestone.

The Beaumont Amateur Hockey Association(BAHA) is turning 40 years old and to celebrate they're holding a special anniversary dance tomorrow at 7:30 at the Beaumont Community Centre http://www.baha.ab.ca/article/47559.

Dylan Dellezay is one of the thousands of players who came up through the hockey ranks in Beaumont who continues to be involved in the program now as a coach.

Dylan Dellezay played amateur hockey in Beaumont in the 1980s and he now coaches.

Dellezay says he's learned much more than just hockey in his time with the association.

"I had great coaches who respected hard work and doing what you had to do not just to be a better hockey player but a better person and that's the way I coach myself, I'm not coaching NHL players but I could coach kids who continue to play the game and love playing the game" says Delezay.

This season they've got 865 players registered in minor hockey in Beaumont on 41 teams across the board.  (JSL/THE ONE NEWS)

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