The Australian hockey crew tries to maintain heat because it completes the Edmonton tour – Edmonton

The visiting Kaurna Boomerangs were warmly welcomed in Edmonton on another cold day.

The Australian hockey team visits the capital region as part of its Canada tour.

Players are still trying to keep warm while enjoying another cultural experience at Amiskwaciy Academy.

“It’s so cold outside, your ears are cold, your nose is red,” said Kaurna Boomerang goalkeeper Max Black.

Image by Kaurna Boomerang.

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“I’ve been to the snow in Australia before, so I was expecting something like this, which was about -8 [degrees]but when I came here and it turned out to be -40 ° C it was just insane. I couldn’t feel my nose, couldn’t feel my ears, ”said Jamie Sewer, Kaurna Boomerang player.

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It’s a stark contrast to the hot, dry, and fiery conditions at home. After a week of absence, some can adapt to the cold.

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“As it’s getting warmer, we’re getting used to it, I think, but it’s still freezing. That’s the only thing I miss about home: the warm weather, ”Sewer adds.

The Kaurna Boomerangs were welcome guests to the Amiskwaciy Academy to learn about Cree traditions and share their own.

“[It’s an] Opportunity for us to share our activities here with another culture, ”said Fred Hines, director of the Amiskwaciy Academy.

This was just a cultural stop for the team.

They also played the Calling Lake Tomahawks and will play an Oilers game before heading back down under.

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All of this actually fits the talk about the weather. Although it was painful at times, the weather was fine this week.

“I think the extreme temperature changes made this trip very special in the sense that you could have come here, it could have been plus five,” said Kerry Goulet, director of Ice Hockey Classic.

“We might not have been able to go outside, but they had the real Canadian experience.”

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