A number of MJHL players and alumni will be playing in shinny hockey game, with 75 percent of proceeds to be donated to Portage Terriers’ defenceman Braden Pettinger, who was paralyzed after being injured in a game recently. (25 percent of remaining funds will go to the Christmas Cheer Board of Winnipeg.)
The event will take place this Tuesday (Dec. 21) at Winnipeg’s Sturgeon Heights Community Centre, 210 Rita Street. A kid’s free skate, along with other events, start at 1:30 pm. The puck drop for the shinny game is scheduled for 3:05 pm.
The puck drops at 3:05 for the shinny game – which follows a free skate for kids along with other events, all beginning at 1:30.
Organized by Tatiana Rafter (Buffalo Beauts, NWHL) and her brother Maverick Rafter (OCN Blizzard), the game features a 50/50 draw, silent auction, puck toss, bake sale and other fund-raising efforts.
MJHLers scheduled to play are Maverick Rafter (OCN Blizzard), Rhett Lough and Kevin Takatch (Waywayseecappo Wolverines), Cole McCartan and Dallas Starodub (Selkirk Steelers) and Cody Danylchuk (Winnipeg Blues)
A number of WHL players will also be playing, in addition to a number of women who currently play American college.