When the Penticton Lakers host the Osoyoos Coyotes on Wednesday during their first round series in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, they will also be supporting the B.C. Children’s Hospital.
“The Lakers and Save On Foods have committed to raising $1,000 for B.C. Children’s Hospital and volunteers and sponsors will have a ton of prizes and fun stuff in store for fans,” said Save on Foods assistant manager Ralph Teragine.
“Our sponsors have been very generous in providing prizes and giveaways and the Okanagan Hockey School will give away a week of hockey school to a lucky fan,” said Wilma Blow, Lakers game co-ordinator.
The public is encouraged to come and cheer on the Lakers and support B.C. Children’s Hospital Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.
After losing to the Kelowna Chiefs 7-4 at home on Friday, the Lakers ended a difficult season on a positive note with a 9-4 drubbing of the Princeton Posse on Saturday. Steven Killy, Dylan Burton and Adriano Mungioli each had three points, while Jacob Mattes stopped 32 of 36 shots in the win. The Lakers finished its season last in the Okanagan Division at 12-37-0-1 for 25 points, meanwhile, the Coyotes are first overall at 42-2-4. In their eight games during the regular season, the Coyotes were 1-7-0 and won three games by one goal. The Lakers lone win came in overtime.