Kukla's Korner Hockey
by George Malik on 08/30/13 at 07:46 PM ET
The town of High River, Alberta was devastated by the floods that raged through Southern Alberta earlier this summer, as were surrounding communities. As such, Calgary's 660 News's Megan Robinson reports that the NHLPA has decided to step up in a big way to help local kids play hockey:
They’ll be donating $50,000 worth of equipment to more than 300 kids who play in the Foothills Minor Hockey League.
Chairman of the NHLPA’s Goals and Dreams Fund, Devin Smith, says they want to make sure all the young players will be back on the ice for the launch of hockey season.
“We’re donating 300 bags, 300 helmets, 300 sticks, 300 pairs of gloves for all the kids and the NHL players are going to play in a ball hockey game,” says Smith.
He adds, some of the players, have been out of their homes since June’s flood.
The ball hockey game will be held in the Senator Riley gymnasium Tuesday afternoon and will be captained by Calgary Flames players Matt Stajan and TJ Galiardi.
Yesterday, Sportsnet reported that the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary will be ready for the upcoming NHL season despite having suffered massive flood damage.
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