On Wednesday, January 4, the Ottawa 67’s hosted the Novice Cumberland Dukes at the Richcraft Sensplex for their CAA Community Practice.
Eighty minor hockey players and their families came out to the rink to play hockey with the Barber Poles. Going through drills, mini games and more, the 67’s were excited to share their skills with Ottawa’s future hockey talent.
“This drives them to want to be like the 67’s,” said Frank Cote the Director of Recreational Hockey for the Cumberland Minor Hockey Association. “This [community practice] is great for the kids to get some exposure and be on the ice with the 67’s as we practice.”
The entire 67’s team came out to the Dukes’ practice. “We like giving back to the community,” said 67’s captain Travis Barron. “We’re having a blast teaching these kids.” At some points, it was hard to tell who was having more fun, the Dukes or the 67’s.
Off the ice the 67’s took some time to meet even more local hockey players, sign autographs and pose for photos. Even Riley the Raccoon showed up to meet the Cumberland Dukes.
The 67’s next game is against the Kingston Frontenacs on January 7 at the Arena at TD Place, puck drop is set for 2 p.m.
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