Thursday, June 04, 2009
BC Hockey and the Vancouver Canucks Hockey Club recently welcomed two (2) teams to GM Place to take part in the fifth annual Penalty Free Challenge. The winning teams were Aldergrove Junior Kodiaks and the Abbotsford Outlaws. The Penalty Free Challenge took place on April 28, 2009.
The evening started off with a steady paced practice from BC Hockey Course Conductor Adam Hayduk, which saw both teams and their coaches showing off their abilities to the attending family and friends. Once practice was over the teams took part in a competitive hockey game. Cody Stewart, the referee in attendance dropped the puck after a rousing rendition of “Oh Canada”. The game was close until fan favourite “Fin” joined the game to add a little power to each team.
The game ended with a smiles and cheers from everyone in attendance. The players who took part will have a memory that will last a lifetime.
The Penalty-Free Challenge is a BC Hockey program that encourages positive social values, including fair play, integrity, respect and fairness. These are all essential elements of our game that the program strives to achieve. This is the third year the Vancouver Canucks have partnered with BC Hockey to host the event.