How Yukon kids scored new gear ahead of Hockey Day in Canada – CBC

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 202099 Views

Two former NHL players donated equipment during hockey camp in Faro in December

Feb 06, 2020

Yukon kids will be among those featured in this year’s national Hockey Day in Canada broadcast from Yellowknife on Saturday.

They’re part of a tribute to the National Hockey League Players’ Association’s “Goals & Dreams” program. The Pelly River Hockey Challenge in Faro, Yukon, in mid-December was one of the events chosen to mark the 20th anniversary of the program.

Headlining the hockey camp were former NHL players Mike Gartner and Chris Campoli.

They were there to donate about $20,000 worth of hockey equipment to local kids. The association says NHL players have given the program more than $24 million over the past two decades, and that’s given more than 80,000 children a chance to play hockey.

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