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Saturday's Hockey Day in Richmond

Richmond’s Minor Hockey’s Midget A1 team will face off against the association’s coaches this Saturday. - Don Fennell photo
Richmond’s Minor Hockey’s Midget A1 team will face off against the association’s coaches this Saturday.
— image credit: Don Fennell photo

Richmond Minor Hockey Association is hosting its own version of Hockey Night in Canada this Saturday.

Officially it’s Hockey Day at Richmond Minor from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Richmond Ice Centre. There will be many family-oriented activities including a bouncy castle for the tots, an appearance by Vancouver Canucks mascot Fin and an autograph session with former Canuck Cliff Ronning.

“Hockey Day at Richmond Minor is an exciting way to open what is sure to be one of the best seasons ever,” said association president Gary Lok. “Response to the event from our membership has been nothing short of amazing. We at Richmond Minor Hockey look forward to making this an annual event that can showcase our organization’s great players as well as our volunteers to the community.”

It’s also a chance for the public to check out what Richmond Minor has to offer, said event organizer Kirk Darbyshire. Darbyshire is also hoping CBC sends out a camera crew, since the activities are registered as part of CBC’s Sports Day in Canada on Saturday.

The showcase event of the day is a game between the coaches and the Midget A1 team.  Mayor Malcolm Brodie will oversee the ceremonial faceoff at 2:45 p.m., following a day of three-on-three action in various divisions in a parking lot challenge.

Register to play in the tournament at www.richmondminorhockey.com.

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