Stampede Hockey

InForum: Stampede suit up for outdoor games in weekend takeover of The Lights

January 7, 2021

The Lights Plaza was recently featured in the Inforum. Check out the amazing photos they took! Photos taken by: David Samson / The Pioneer

The Stampede laced up their skates for a weekend of West Fargo youth hockey at The Lights.

The outdoor rink at The Lights on Sheyenne 32 plaza has gotten plenty of use since it opened a little over two weeks ago.

West Fargo youth hockey players helped break in the sheet of ice last weekend for a three-day recognition event. The youth series was held to celebrate Bantams who will soon age out of West Fargo Hockey Association.

It did just that.

On top of suiting up for a couple outdoor games under some stadium lights Jan. 1-3, the hockey association commemorated its graduating players with a video on the plaza’s big-screen display to kick off the weekend of West Fargo Stampede hockey.

Six teams, all Bantam level, competed in a game each night. The Stampede Bantam A and AA boys played the final weekend takeover game at The Lights on Sunday, Jan. 3.https://19364abdcd779cdb73f071ef29c27213.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html

West Fargo Bantam B1 Blue goalie Ryan Thompson is ready for a night outside on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021.
David Samson / The Pioneer

West Fargo Bantam B1 Blue goalie Ryan Thompson is ready for a night outside on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021.

West Fargo hockey parents warm by a fire pit while getting ready to watch their boys participate in Stampede Night at The Lights to celebrate the players who will age out of the hockey association after this season with a special night game on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. David Samson / The Pioneer

West Fargo hockey parents warm by a fire pit while getting ready to watch their boys participate in Stampede Night at The Lights to celebrate the players who will age out of the hockey association after this season with a special night game on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021.

West Fargo Bantam B1 White's Braden Bjerke readies to take the ice on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021.
David Samson / The Pioneer

West Fargo Bantam B1 White’s Braden Bjerke readies to take the ice on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021.

West Fargo Bantam B1 Blue's Madden Weber, left, fires a backhand shot against B1 White's Tommy Levin, Matt Axvig, Brock Burm and Nolan Stone as teammate Carter Mastrud readies at the post on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, at The Lights on Sheyenne 32 Plaza Rink.  Mastrud scored on the play for the Stampede Blues. David Samson / The Pioneer

West Fargo Bantam B1 Blue’s Madden Weber, left, fires a backhand shot against B1 White’s Tommy Levin, Matt Axvig, Brock Burm and Nolan Stone as teammate Carter Mastrud readies at the post on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, at The Lights on Sheyenne 32 Plaza Rink. Mastrud scored on the play for the Stampede Blues. West Fargo B1 White's move the puck past B1 Blue's Jack Rockswold on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, at The Lights on Sheyenne 32 Plaza Rink. 
David Samson / The PioneerWest Fargo B1 White’s move the puck past B1 Blue’s Jack Rockswold on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, at The Lights on Sheyenne 32 Plaza Rink. West Fargo Bantam B1 Blue's Carter Manns fires a centering pass from behind the net during play on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, at The Lights rink on Sheyenne.  David Samson / The PioneerWest Fargo Bantam B1 Blue’s Carter Manns fires a centering pass from behind the net during play on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, at The Lights rink on Sheyenne. David Samson / The Pioneer