Camrose Kodiaks forward Tyler Schendel battles with Calgary Mustangs forward Brad Forrest during a meeting earlier this season in Camrose. The two teams open up their Alberta Junior Hockey League best-of-five playoff series on Thursday in Camrose. File photo/Camrose Canadian

Kodiaks revved up for Mustangs

Three months ago the Camrose Kodiaks would have just been happy to make the playoffs. Tonight they open up against the Calgary Mustangs on home ice.

benjamin Eggink works his way through the Ole Uffda Loppet at Stoney Creek Centre in Camrose, Alta. on Saturday February 17, 2018. Josh Aldrich/Camrose Canadian/Postmedia Network

Course shines in return of Ole Uffda Loppet

It did not matter that the Ole Uffda Loppet followed one of the biggest cross-country ski races on the calendar. It did not matter that their field was further reduced by a number of skiers competing at the Alberta Winter Games in Fort McMurray. All that mattered was that it was able to go for the first time in three years.