Chase Brewster's memory lives on in hockey tournament's 9th year

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
February 3, 2019 - 9:10pm

For the 9th straight year, 12 peewee B hockey teams competed at Red Deer’s Kinsmen Arenas in honour of Chase Brewster.

In 2010, at the age of 12, Gateway Christian student Chase Brewster died suddenly, and since then his family and a dedicated team of volunteers have put on the Chase Brewster Memorial Tournament as a means of coping.

Chase’s mother Karrie-Anne says the family remembers him every day.

“This tournament is a great way to honour him and keep his memory alive,” she says. “Some of the boys that just left the arena played with Chase, and they’re now 20-years-old.  To get to see these beautiful boys and see the kind of men they’re turning into, that’s a highlight for me.”

Proceeds from the tournament help central Alberta families who are going through a tough time financially or with a serious illness. Often, families who receive assistance through the trust fund are spending nights at Ronald McDonald House.

The tournament continues to average over 100 applications each year from teams across Alberta wishing to take part.

To donate to the Chase Brewster Memorial Trust Fund, visit

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