Exhibition game featuring Junior A teams to be held on Aug. 28.

Hockey season begins with event

Sooke Minor Hockey will be hosting a Junior A game

The Sooke Minor Hockey Association will be holding their first event of the year, featuring a game with the Victoria Grizzlies and Nanaimo Clippers at the SEAPARC arena on Aug. 28.

The event will serve as a fundraiser and kick off to the hockey season, which will start a week afterwards.

“More than anything, we’re really doing it to get a community event, and raise awareness that hockey season started,” said Edeana Vivian, Sooke Minor Hockey Association vice-president, adding the game may hopefully attract more kids to enrol in minor hockey.

According to Vivian, the Sooke Rotary Club organized the event for 12 years before handing it over to the hockey association this year.

“The Rotary Club would do it and would actually hand all the proceeds to Sooke Minor Hockey. I guess it seemed fitting that we take it over.”

The association also hopes to raise more money this year, as both teams have volunteered to play for free. In prior years, there was usually a fee of $2,000.

Spectators can expect to see a good game as both teams are part of the Junior A hockey league.

“It’ll be a good game, it’ll be fast hockey,” Vivian said.

Before the game starts there will be a ‘tailgate’ party, where different family-oriented events like face painting, hot dog sale, bouncy castle and mini-stick game will take place at 4:30 p.m.

Pre-game begins at 6 p.m. and the puck will drop at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids aged 12 and under, and are available at Shoppers Drug Mart.

There are about 300 tickets available for general seating.

 

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