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Bitter cold no deterrent as PWL Cold Lake
hockey fans take in a live game

February 25th, 2019

The thermometer read -30°C, but a group of 11 Points West Living Cold Lake residents braved the bitterly cold night to take in the last game of the regular season for the Cold Lake Ice. The team is part of the North Eastern Alberta Junior B Hockey League. 

The cold wasn't going to stop us

“We were honoured as a community to have had tickets for the game donated by JD Collision,” says recreation coordinator Amy Park. “The cold wasn’t going to stop us from bundling up and hopping on the bus for that game at Imperial Oil Place.”

“The outing was fantastic;” says Amy, “from the game, the music and the general public, to the fries, pop and hot chocolate. The announcers made a number of shout-outs to Points West Living Cold Lake.”

Planning for next season

Residents were hoping they might be able to catch The Ice in a playoff game too, but since the team has now been eliminated, Amy has lots of time to plan for next season.

“We are going to make this a yearly group trip,” she says. “Residents are still talking about how much fun they had and how great the atmosphere is being at a live hockey game again.”

Photo: Ignoring the bitter cold, PWL Cold Lake residents (from left) Wayne Benteau, Dave French, Brelard Iofstrand, Mike Fortier, and Hank Motala board the bus for the Cold Lake Ice Junior B hockey team’s final game of the season on February 9.

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