Rivermen Give Back

While the Langley Rivermen have a big three-game weekend ahead of them, they took some time both on and off the ice this week to give back to the community in a number of ways.

The team spent Wednesday afternoon all around Langley helping out the Salvation Army in their annual Christmas Kettle drive.

Tanner Johnson and Tony Bretzman help the Salvation Army

Tanner Johnson and Tony Bretzman help the Salvation Army

Thursday night the boys boarded a Christmas float and sang carols around town while handing out ticket vouchers to some lucky residents.

The Rivermen on Board the Christmas Float

The Rivermen on Board the Christmas Float

Making a Ticket Delivery

Making a Ticket Delivery

And earlier in the week it was a very special event Tuesday for a charity very close to the Rivermen.  Courage Canada Hockey for the Blind is a charity geared towards helping visually impaired children enjoy Canada’s game.  The Rivermen took a day off of practice to spend time with a number of children who got a chance to skate on the ice at the LEC.  Rivermen co-owner John Henderson’s son, Burt, helped spearhead the day.  He has been involved with Courage Canada since his young daughter, Ava, was diagnosed with Stargardt’s Disease two years ago.

Ava along with another 20 or so visually impaired kids had blast!

Rivermen Defenceman Charlie Pelnik and a young friend

Rivermen Defenceman Charlie Pelnik and a young friend

Rivermen Forward Austin Azurdia Lends a Hand

Rivermen Forward Austin Azurdia Lends a Hand

Viktor Dombrovskiy and a Courage Canada participant

Viktor Dombrovskiy and a Courage Canada participant

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The day was also featured by CTV’s Perry Solkowski in his latest “Perry’s Prospects” segement which you can see here: http://bc.ctvnews.ca/more/sports/perry-s-prospects

For more information on Courage Canada, visit their website at http://www.couragecanada.ca/

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