Event

Support PuckAid this Saturday

Need a hockey fix? Support the first ever PuckAid this Saturday at Planet Ice Arena, Milton Keynes, in aid of Sports Traider UK and Humboldt Broncos.

PuckAid will bring together Ice Hockey legends from the past and the stars of the present in an epic battle of North vs South – all for more than worthy causes.

Sports Traider is a youth-focused charity offering youngsters the kit and support they need to discover and fulfil they’re sporting ambition and potential, whatever their back-ground, ability or disability and were the first to establish a chain of charity shops in the UK that specialise in sports kit and equipment.

Their aim is to make clothing and sport equipment affordable to all, and at the same time generate a sustainable source of funding to help disadvantaged young people participate in sport, such as being able to secure funding to get kids onto the ice.

Following the recent Humboldt Broncos tradgedy, it was decided that 28% of the profits would also go to support the Broncos Fund.

It’s sure to be a fantastic day of family friendly entertainment for the whole family includ-ing live music, dancers, ice skating, sledge hockey competitions showcasing that anyone can compete on the ice and the of course the North vs South main event match so grab you’re tickets while you can!

Doors open at 4pm with a schedule of ice based entertainment including exhibition games featuring teams from the British Para Ice Hockey League and Milton Keynes Storm Junior team.

At 7pm will be the main event as Team North vs. Team South. The game will feature a host of players from across the UK, including current and former Elite League stars.

Blaze’s all-time record appearance holder Russell Cowley will feature, and current Head Coach Danny Stewart will take charge AND play for Team South.

Other confirmed players include:

– Trevor Johnson (Ex Manchester Storm and Italy International)
– Zack FitzGerald (Braehead Clan #28)
– Matt Nickerson (Ex Belfast Giants and MK Lightning)
– Adam Harding (Dundee Stars #4)
– Russell Cowley (Ex Coventry Blaze and GB International)
– Linden Springer (Manchester Strom #27)
– Declan Balmer (Manchester Storm #98)
– Mike Morin (Ex Manchester Storm)
– Jonathan Boxill (MK Lightning #89)

In addition to the hockey action, mascots from around the Elite League, including our own Scorch will take part in a fun Dance Off at centre ice.

Our friends Five-on-3 are offering a range of merchandise to support the event which can be browsed and purchased via:

https://fiveon3.com/collections/puck-aid-18

Five-on-3 have also designed and supplied the jerseys for the game, and these will be auctioned after to help raise further funds.