Nakusp’s Dakoda Fizzard is one of 17 kids to make the Kootenay Avalanche AAA hockey club.
Fizzard, 8, was one of 30 kids from the East and West Kootenay’s to tryout for the team in December.
In early January, he found out he made the team along with 16 others.
Dakoda will be traveling to Beaver Valley and Nelson for practices. He will also attend three tournaments in Kamloops, Kelowna and West Kelowna, which will include teams from as far as Vancouver , Calgary and the North West Territories.
Dakoda is ready for this seven weeks of hard work and commitment to begin.
The Kootenay Avalanche AAA Hockey Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing outstanding hockey development opportunities for elite hockey players within the East and West Kootenays.
The main goal of the Avalanche program is to have players improve individual skills and have the opportunity to compete at the highest level of their age group.