Saturday is a busy day at the T.G. Smith Centre in Steinbach as Steinbach Minor Hockey Celebrates their annual Miller Day.

Lorie Lenchyshyn is the Co-President of Steinbach Minor Hockey. She says the festivities start bright and early with squirt players hitting the ice followed by a skills competition for the Peewee and Bantam kids, then a home game for every Miller team. She notes this year they will also be focusing on Miller history.

"We are hosting an alumni hockey game because we do have a lot of really talented kids that have come through our program, so focus on the past and promote our future. Look what has gone through our program. Some former NHLers will be playing in the alumni game, Ian White, Dale Krentz, Jeff Penner, and then we have a real eclectic group."

Lenchyshyn says a company that they often work with for player development called Rink Training Centre will also be hosting a free come try hockey session for those who want to try the sport. She notes a helmet, a stick, and skates are all you need. She adds even the Pistons are getting involved in Miller Day with their home game against Selkirk.

"We have sponsored the Piston jerseys and so they are wearing retro Miller jerseys for the entire game. They are very cool jerseys and they are up for auction. Whoever wins the bid, after the game, we will get the boys to take the wet, sloppy jerseys off their back and you can go home with those jerseys."

Board Member Henry Kasdorf says a lot of work goes into the annual Miller Day.

"There is a bunch of behind the scenes and a lot of in front of the scenes work that goes on. We start planning this almost a year in advance, one Miller Day ends and we almost get into the planning stages. Evaluation from the previous year and what can we do differently. It is almost a continual thing."