The Mountain View Colts annual HJHL charity hockey game has now raised about $177,000 over the last 10 years for the Rural Alberta Motorcycle Ride for Dad. On Saturday, February 10th in Didsbury, Mountainview and the Three Hills Thrashers presented this year's donation of a cheque for $12,055 dollars.
The Mountain View Colts and the Three Hills Thrashers presented a cheque for $12,055 dollars to the Rural Alberta Motorcycle Ride For Dad following their annual HJHL charity game in Didsbury.
Hugh Bleubeldt, Co-Chair with the Rural Alberta Ride For Dad, says the total raised during their relationship with the Mountain View Colts over the last 10 years is now up to about $177,000 dollars.
Jordan Overwater, Sponsorship & Third Party Fundraising with the Rural Alberta Ride For Dad, says the Colts organization and players have been dedicated contributors to the fight against prostate cancer.
On the ice the Colts beat the Thrashers 11 to nothing to finish the regular season with a record of 16 wins, 16 losses and 4 overtime defeats.
Mountainview then got the help it needed to secure home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs. On Sunday's out of town scoreboard the Stettler Lightning were clobbered 10 to 1 by the Wranglers in Blackfalds.
The 4th place Colts will begin their best of three Northern Division Quarter-Final series against 5th place Stettler on Wednesday, February 14th in Didsbury at 8 O'clock. Game 2 will be in Stettler on Saturday, February 17th at 7:30. If necessary the third and deciding game would be at the Didsbury Memorial Complex on Sunday, February 18th at 5pm. 96.5 CKFM will have live play-by-play coverage of the entire series.
Listen to 96.5 CKFM's entire conversation Hugh Bleubeldt and Jordan Overwater with the Rural Alberta Motorcycle Ride For Dad.
Hear more post-game audio with Colts Captain Colton Anderson.
And additional post-game comments from Colts Defenceman Everett Sperle.
A pair of big local curling events concluded during the Family Day long weekend with the annual Olds Farmers & Farmerettes action at the Olds Curling Club and the Torrington Curling Club hosting the 2019 Torrington Oilmen's Bonspiel.
The 2019 edition of the Canada Winter Games is taking place in Red Deer and it is the biggest event for Alberta since the 1988 Olympics in Calgary. The games start on Friday, February 15th with the sold out "Celebration of Moments" opening ceremony at the Enmax Centrium.
Matthew Kasowski returned to the Olds Grizzlys line-up last week after missing the past 24 Alberta Junior Hockey League games. The 19 year old defenceman from St. Albert had suffered a scary injury when during a practice last November 21st he broke a vertebrae in his neck.
Sundre RCMP say several bottles of liquor and cigarettes were taken from the James River Bridge Store during the early morning hours of Thursday, February 14th. A trailer on the property also had several power tools taken from it.
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is calling on all local chambers and business associations to take action on Bill C-69 in order to get the nation's energy resources to international markets. Olds Chamber President Ben Stone says the best way for the business community and residents to get involved is to write letters.
The Grey Cup made a special appearance at Ecole Olds Elementary School this week for a 9 year old student. Tracy Thompson says they could not have had better partners to celebrate the good news that her son Carter is in remission after battling stage 3 non-Hodgkin lymphoma.