Some NHL players will be in High River next week, to make a major donation, one of the hardest hit areas during the Alberta flood.
They’ll be donating $50,000 worth of equipment to more than 300 kids who play in the Foothills Minor Hockey League.
Chairman of the NHLPA’s Goals and Dreams Fund, Devin Smith, says they want to make sure all the young players will be back on the ice for the launch of hockey season.
“We’re donating 300 bags, 300 helmets, 300 sticks, 300 pairs of gloves for all the kids and the NHL players are going to play in a ball hockey game,” says Smith.
He adds, some of the players, have been out of their homes since June’s flood.
The ball hockey game will be held in the Senator Riley gymnasium Tuesday afternoon and will be captained by Calgary Flames players Matt Stajan and TJ Galiardi.