On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, the Kitchener Rangers will host the 11th annual Special Hockey Benefit Game which sees the Rangers take on the Kitchener Ice Pirates at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium at 6:15pm.
Admission to the game is complimentary and monetary donations are welcomed at the door, with all proceeds benefiting the Kitchener Ice Pirates.
Last season the Rangers faced off against their other ‘heated rivals’ – and friends – the Cambridge Ice Hounds and will do so again in the 2018-19 season as the Ice Hounds and Ice Pirates alternate years playing in the benefit game.
The Ice Hounds and Ice Pirates are two local hockey teams comprised of more than 100 children and adults who have developmental or physical challenges that prevent them from participating in traditional hockey programs. The goal of both teams is to provide individuals with an opportunity to experience the great Canadian game in a setting where there are no age groups, no tryouts, and everyone has a role. Players don’t need to know how to skate, hold a stick or handle a puck though many of them do this very well. All that is required is a heart and desire to do what many others take for granted; being part of a team, learning about teamwork and most of all having fun playing Canada’s game. The teams travel all over southwestern Ontario to face other teams in many major cities. Friendships are made during these games and the experiences will last a lifetime.
For more information on the Kitchener Ice Pirates, please visit: Website, Twitter and Facebook
For more information on the Cambridge Ice Hounds, please visit: Website, Twitter and Facebook