Approximately $7,300 was raised at this year’s Terrace Adult Hockey League Charity game on March 15. (Contributed Photo)

Terrace Adult Hockey League raises $7,300 in memory of Curtis Billey

The money fundraised will be used towards a bursary in his name

The Terrace Adult Hockey League held their third annual charity game on March 15 to raise money for the Curtis Billey Player Development Fund.

Billey was a former player of the league and the co-founder of the Shames Mountain Co-op who passed away last year.

Approximately $7,300 was raised from the event, with $3,000 from fans and $4,300 in corporate and personal donations.

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The game featured the League’s best 18+ and 35+ players dispersed between the two teams, Teams Dave Scott vs. Steve Smyth, who battled for the Peter Nisoyk Memorial trophy.

Billey’s son, Mark, started off the game with the puck drop. Team Scott ran with a 3-1 lead in the first period and Team Smyth then fought back with three straight goals in the second period.

Team Scott then pulled ahead 6-5 in the game, but it wasn’t over yet for Team Smyth as they evened out the score in the last few seconds.

The game went into overtime and Team Dave capitalized on it with a 2-1 victory.

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Fans were encouraged to dress up in their “Don Cherry Best” by wearing the best festive plaid or loud print they could find. There was also a puck toss at intermission where fans attempted to throw it as close as possible to the centre of the ice.

Game highlights include the play of 65-year-old goalie, Gerry Lamming, and his fellow 59-year-old teammate, Bill Leffers.

The money raised will be used to establish an annual bursary to a graduating Caledonia student going on to post-secondary education and who has a parent playing in the Rec or Oldtimer league.

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Mark Billey drops the puck to start off the charity match. (Contributed Photo)

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