For the Chevrolet Good Deed Cup, the FYHA Kent Kanucks players decided it would be nice to spend an evening teaching newcomers to Canada how to skate and stickhandle. They reached out to the Multicultural Association of Fredericton, who reached out to new immigrants, and together they found a time that worked for everybody.
They were able to connect with the Brendon Oreto Foundation, who graciously lent them skates for the newcomers to use, while Hockey New Brunswick allowed them to borrow helmets to keep everyone safe. The team purchased sticks and pucks for every child who joined them on the ice to use and take home.
They spent a couple hours at the York Arena skating, passing the puck, drinking hot chocolate, and getting to know each other. The parents had a blast watching the kids on the ice. Most of them had never skated or stickhandled before and the team was very impressed with what they saw.
The FYHA Kent Kanucks are incredibly honoured to have been selected as the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup for New Brunswick. They’re now competing against the other 12 hockey branches in Canada, but with a program such as this, everyone wins. Society benefits and our kids are learning that reaching out and helping others makes a big difference.
The video of their story is available at - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYxwC2ztvRk
Voting will now start on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 12:00AM (EDT) and close on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 at 11:59PM (EDT).
We encourage everyone to spread the word, and vote online for the FYHA Kent Kanucks Good Deeds Cup submission.