On Tuesday, February 12, 2013, the Kitchener Rangers hosted the 6th Annual Rangers Vs Cambridge Ice Hounds and Kitchener Ice Pirates benefit game at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex from 6-9:00 p.m.
Admission to the game was complimentary with monetary donations welcome at the door. Fans who made a donation of $5 or more were entered into a draw for a chance to win one of five Blackberry Playbooks, furnished by Forbes Motors. All proceeds benefited the Cambridge Ice Hounds and the Kitchener Ice Pirates.
The Ice Hounds and Ice Pirates are two local hockey teams comprised of close to 100 children and adults that 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.
Each season closes with an annual tournament that brings together teams from across North America and England. Kitchener will play host to the Special Hockey International Tournament in March 2013. There are no elimination rounds, no one team is crowned champion. In our eyes they are all champions.
For more information on the Cambridge Ice Hounds, please visit: http://www.cambridgeicehounds.com
For more information on the Kitchener Ice Pirates, please visit http://kitchenerminorhockey.com/Categories/1638/
For more information on the 2013 Special Hockey International Tournament, please visit: http://www.shikitchener2013.ca/
See you at the game!