An Albertan U13 hockey team, the Lloydminster Blazers, not only have become the first all-female champions of the Chevrolet Good Deed Cup, but they have donated the $100,000 prize to help make ice sports in Lloydminster more accessible for everyone.
The donation will be used to create better accessibility in their new local rinks allowing more community members of varying abilities to play, volunteer and access the ice.
“We continue to see the authentic connection and positive impact this program makes across Canada,” said Michael MacPhee, Brand Director, Chevrolet Canada. “As one of the most meaningful ways our brand connects to hockey families, we continue to be inspired by the level of dedication and empathy we see in communities across the country, all stemming through the game we know and love.”
The Blazers were one of twelve Regional Finalists from across the country competing to be the 2022 Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup Champions. “Our team has a very special connection to the changes that will be made at the rink,” said Nicole Drobot, Team Manager. “Not only will it become better for their needs, and the needs of our parent volunteers, but it’s a stamp and legacy left behind by this truly amazing group of hockey players. We are so proud of what they have accomplished.”
The team received national recognition during Saturday’s broadcast of Hockey Night in Canada to celebrate their remarkable achievement. While at the celebration, Ross Ulmer of local dealership Ulmer Chevrolet, surprised the team by matching the $100,000 grand prize with a donation to support Inclusion Canada, Inclusion Lloydminster’s national chapter.
“The Lloydminster Female U13 Blazers of the Lloydminster Minor Hockey Association brought to life the true meaning of the Lloydminster Place project’s vision of inclusivity,” says Mayor Gerald Aalbers, City of Lloydminster.