The Lloydminster U13 Blazers have won the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup.
The Blazers were unveiled as champions for the 2021-22 season during Hockey
Night in Canada on Saturday night. They will receive $100,000 to be donated
to a charity of their choice—Inclusion Lloydminster—among other prizes.
This is the first time an all-girls team has won the Chevrolet Good Deeds
Cup and it is the first time a team from Alberta has won the grand prize.
After learning a team parent’s wheelchair could not access the timekeeping
box at their arena in Lloydminster, the Blazers set out to learn more about
accessibility at their local rinks. The U13 team also hosted a ‘Try Para
Hockey’ event to bring athletes of all abilities together on the ice.
In addition, the Blazers are advocating for a new rink that is barrier-free
and accessible for para hockey.
Lloydminster was one of 12 regional finalists for this year’s Chevrolet
Good Geed Cup. The other 11 regional champions will receive $2,000 to their
charity of their choice.
At the Blazers’ celebration event, Ross Ulmer from Lloydminster 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.
This was the sixth season Chevrolet and Hockey Canada came together to
award the Good Deeds Cup, which searches for the U11, U13 or U15 team that
makes the biggest impact in its community. This year the theme was ‘Shift
Change,’ with teams encouraged to choose Good Deeds that would make hockey
more inclusive than ever.
For more information, visit ChevroletGoodDeedsCup.ca.