This year’s Hockey Tournament at Joshua’s Creek Arena was another BIG success! Not only did we add two Women’s teams to the roster, who set a new bar with their enthusiasm, spirit, team themes and friendly rivalry, we held our first ever Community Village Event!
On Thursday May 23rd we launched the hockey filled meet with the 2nd Annual Kick Off party at our favourite spot, The Original 6Line Pub! Players came out and enjoyed a night of drinks, food, prizes, live music by Kraig Nienhuis, a little bit of friendly smack talk and a whole lot of leopard.
Starting Friday May 24th at 3:00pm, teams battled it out on the ice for 24 hours with some of our favorite NHL stars, Rick Vaive, Kraig Nienhuis, Colton Orr, Stephane Matteau, Angela James and Jay Wells!Players enjoyed delicious catered meals from local restaurants and banquette halls, along with health and wellness services to keep them in tip top shape for the entire weekend!
While the players played so did the kids; on May 25th our Community Village Event brought togethercommunity members, children and familiesto enjoy a day of fun! Kids were wowed by the‘Oshawa Generals Kidszone’which included a magic show by WonderPhil the Magician, hot and fresh pizza, carnival snacks, inflatable bouncy castles, and interactive science workshops! Parents were invited to peruse the robust silent auction and maybe even sneak away for a moment to enjoy a delicious BeaverTail treat from BeaverTails Pastry food truck!
A huge thank you goes out to all our Hockey Heroes who not only endured 24 hours of hockey, but also beat our peer-to-peer fundraising goal! Thank you to our incredible Sponsors who support our event year after year and ensure our event is the incredible success it is! Thank you to our volunteers and hockey committee who donated countless hours of their personal time to support the planning and day of operations of the event. We are excited to announce that we surpassed our fundraising goal by raising over $155,000 at this year’s tournament!We cannot wait to see what next year has in store!!
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