Bentley is home to a very active and dedicated Minor Hockey Association. Parents serve not only as volunteers on the Executive of the Association, but as coaches, chauffeurs and cheerleaders. A great number of previous players have gone on to play in junior leagues and even the National Hockey League.
Many adult teams also rent ice yearly for recreation leagues as a form of winter exercise, and players are always welcome to join any of these teams. Note that proper protective gear must be worn during stick time.
The Bentley Arena is the former home to the Bentley Generals, now the Lacombe Generals, who play in the Senior AAA League.
2009 Winners of the Allen Cup!
2013 Hosts and Winners of the Allen Cup!
Public Skating is available, and skating times may vary. View the arena schedule here.
For ice rentals or general information, please contact the Town Office at (403) 748-4044.
A precursor to the modern day Zamboni, the original ‘Barrel Flooder’ was filled with hot water and manually pushed around the rink by Reiny McKean, one of the original caretakers of the new arena in 1966. Gravity would force the water from the horizontal 45 gallon barrel through a series of tubing and valves to the horizontal ‘flood bar’ that would leave a smooth, freshly resurfaced sheet of ice ready for the next game! Left at the arena by an unknown donator, the vessel was built from scratch by long time local fabricator Louis Wine.
The Barrel Flooder display is part of a new arena history initiative. Local sports historians Laverne Anderson and Martin Schneider, along with arena staff, have been piecing together much of the history of the building and are actively seeking any and all memorabilia, pictures,
artifacts and articles that may fill in some gaps from the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s. If you have any such material, please contact Arena Manager Graham Parsons at (403) 357-9597 or by email at sylvanlakehockeycamp.com
The municipality maintains three ball diamonds which are used by local slo-pitch and minor ball teams. For rentals or general information, please contact the Town Office at (403) 748-4044.
We acknowledge that we are meeting on Treaty 6 Territory and Home of Metis Nation Region 3, on land that is part of a historic agreement involving mutuality and respect. We recognize all the many First Nations, Metis, Inuit, and non-First Nations whose footsteps have marked these lands.