Sunday, January 22, 2017

Komets/Petes Game a HUGE Success

Ryan Blinn and Quinten Over fight for the puck with Zach Gallant

The Jack McGee Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program held their 5th Annual Fundraising Game with the Peterborough Petes on Sunday afternoon at the Peterborough Memorial Centre.

Each of the four (4) Komets teams, the Saturns, the Galaxy, the Meteors and the Phoenix played a 20-25 minute game before several hundred fans.  The Petes players were still celebrating after their 5-3 come-from-behind win against the North Bay Battalion on Saturday night.  Prior to the game Steve Lorentz commented on how much this game means to his Petes teammates, We know how much the Komets all love it, as do our players and all the fans in attendance. Can't wait!”

Several penalties were called on Petes players for minor infractions such as “looking too good” and “playing with a chin strap undone”.  Those penalties resulted in penalty shots for the Komets players.

The Komets had set a goal of $6,000 for this fundraiser and with what was taken in at the game and pledges still to come, that goal was more than achieved.  Many thanks to those in our community who made generous donations to the Komets.

All proceeds from the game will go to help send the Kawartha Komets players to two tournaments…the KIP Friendship Tournament in Kitchener on Family Day Weekend in February and the Special Hockey International (SHI) Tournament here in Peterborough during March break, March 15th-18th.

The Kawartha Komets are in their 8th season of play with four (4) teams and 65 players.  They are a registered charitable organization with the Canada Revenue Agency.

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