Keyano College Huskies soccer teams are opening the 2018-19 preseason with a match honouring two former players who passed away last year.
Back in December, 19-year-old sisters Zara and Bridget Chambers were killed in an accident on Highway 63 south of Fort McMurray.
According to Wood Buffalo RCMP, the Honda Civic the girls were traveling in rear-ended a parked flatbed tow truck near Mariana Lake.
The student-athletes played for both Keyano’s futsal and soccer teams.
To kick-off off the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference preseason, Rocky Knights Soccer in partnership with Alberta Soccer, Keyano College Athletics, and Red Deer College Athletics, are hosting the inaugural Chambers Memorial College Game this weekend in Red Deer.
“It is a huge thing,” said Jonathan Lambert, Director of Keyano College Huskies Athletics and Sport and Student Wellness. “The main thing for the girls returning to the (Keyano Huskies) soccer team along with the new players, is that they get to celebrate the lives of Zara and Bridget as not only student-athletes but friends. It is a form of closure, to move on with studies and life, along with their memory and legacy of Zara and Bridget.”
The women’s team will play at 5 p.m. Saturday at Rock Mountain Houses’ Curtis Field – followed by the men at 7 p.m.
This is just one of four matches the Huskies will be playing this weekend as Red Deer College is hosting a preseason tournament at Edgar Athletic Park.