Witset, Burns Lake hockey rematch to benefit local kids
It’s set to be another battle in the Bulkley Valley next week between two villages.
The Witset Canyon Bears have invited the Burns Lake Chiefs to a rematch of last year’s First Nations’ exhibition hockey game in Smithers, which will also act as a fundraiser to help get local kids into organized sports.
In a statement, organizer Jeremy Dumont says the 2017 game brought more than 200 fans to the event and the 50/50 draw raised over $1,000.
He adds it’s an exciting event for the community as his Canyon Bears came back to win 7-6 in overtime.
The game takes place Saturday, February 17th at the Smithers New Arena.