The hockey season isn't quite over yet, with the Sask First Tournament in Regina this weekend showcasing some players from the southeast.

Nine members of the Estevan Apex Bruins team will be competing at the 8-team event, which gives young players a chance to hone their skills in front of scouts and coaches.

"It's a great tournament...we got a lot of guys here ready to showcase their skills in front of all these different scouts and coaches, who are looking to see the best players from each team," said Spencer Copeland, a right winger for the Bruins. "So it's a really great experience to play in front of all these people."

"It's definitely a really big tournament for us to be able to play with these different coaches so we can tell them what we're all about."

Copeland is playing alongside teammates Ryker Mathison and Talys Brock. Fellow Bruins Sutter Baily, Tayson Dietze, Conrad Hase, Declyn Henderson, Emmett McCarthy, and Kobe Wotta are also competing on other teams in the tournament.

Copeland said he's hoping to take the next step in his hockey career.

"I'm definitely hoping to get to the Junior A level, get as high calibre hockey as I can," he said.

Copeland's team kicks off their tournament Friday night. He said his dad will be in attendance.

The Apex Bruins are fresh off an impressive run to the provincial final, where they lost to the Saskatoon Riverkings.