The Wheatland AA Braves will be hitting the ice this Friday for a game that should be special for both the players and the fans.
At 7:30 PM, the puck will drop for their feature game! This will feature prizes and giveaways for the audience, and each player will get an intro and light show to make it feel like they're in the NHL. While the game should already be a great night because of the extra spectacle around it, Braves' team manager Chad Moskal explained they'll also be collecting donations for the food bank.
"We try to give back to the community as much as we possibly can. If we can do something like this where we can bring people into the rink and have them enjoy a good game of hockey, and at the same time help out with the food bank, I think that is for sure a win-win," Moskal said.
Beyond collecting donations and creating a fun night for the fans, Moskal added a big goal of the night is to give the players a game they won't forget.
"The expectations are so high and they (the players) work so hard and they're on the ice so much, so one of the things that we thought is 'how can we give back and show our appreciation for that.' Let them know we're here for them and we're going to put in the work to make their experience in the game of hockey as good as possible. We want them to have an experience and something that these 11 and 12-year-old kids can look back at it 10 years from now and remember that experience they had in peewee hockey."
While the feature game itself isn't an annual event, Moskal explained every year they try to do something similar where the team puts on an extra special game at some point during the season.
As for the season, so far the Braves are enjoying incredible success, as Moskal said they are currently undefeated with 11 wins and 2 ties.
The game will be this Friday, November 25 at 7:30 PM. Moskal hopes to see plenty of community support for both the team and the foodbank!
"I'm hoping that the community comes out and enjoys some really good hockey. These kids, they really work hard. They take this seriously. And I'm sure they'd love to see everybody out there."
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