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CTV-Digby 911 game this Saturday

<p>CTV Nostars captain Cyril Lunney celebrates his team’s 9-6 win over Digby’s Team 911 Saturday, March 2.</p>
<p>CTV Nostars captain Cyril Lunney celebrates his team’s 9-6 win over Digby’s Team 911 Saturday, March 2.</p>

DIGBY – This weekend is the good ol’ hockey game. The CTV Atlantic hockey team is returning to Digby for the thirty-third match up against the Digby 911 team as a fundraiser for minor hockey here.

“We’re excited about the big game for the right to hoist the Graham Baxter Memorial trophy,” said CTV host Cyril Lunney. “We have a strong team this year and things have been looking good in practice.

Cyril’s youngest brother Kevin is coming and Cyril says he will make a difference on offence.

“He should be good for a half dozen or so,” said Cyril. “Especially with me on his wing.”

Cyril says his strategy in bringing the younger Lunney along is to outpace the aging 911 team.

“Team 911 isn't getting any younger and I think they'll have a hard time keeping up with team CTV,” said Cyril. “Whatever happens it will all be good as long as we raise lots of money for minor hockey ... and team 911 loses.”

Digby’s deputy fire chief Justin Wood remembers travelling to Cornwallis to play and practice when Digby was in between rinks and how the CTV squad came to town to raise money for the new arena.

“The whole idea of this is to make it easier for kids to enjoy hockey,” he said. “I see it at the rink, how much fun the kids have and this fundraiser will help more kids have access to the sport.

“Someone did it for me and now it’s my turn to help,” he said.

For the first period intermission, the novice development players are playing a quick game and the IP players will present thank you gifts to the CTV - 911 players.

At the second intermission the Atom players ages 9-10 will hold a shootout along with three people from the stands.

Local businesses have donated door prizes, minor hockey will hold a 50/50, and people will have their last chance to get tickets for minor hockey’s Big Raffle Draw,

The puck drops at 1 p.m. at the Digby rink, admission is $6 for adults, $4 for under 10, with all proceeds going to the Clare Digby Minor Hockey Association.

Saturday night is the big dance at the Digby firehall with music by Focus – the Valley band plays good time rock and roll music to get you moving.

CTV meteorologist Cindy Day will be a guest bar tender at the event, which starts at 9 p.m. Advance tickets cost $8 and are available at the Digby and Clare rink canteens, from Digby firefighters and at the Conway Quick stop; tickets cost $10 at the door.

jriley@digbycourier.ca

Photos from 2014

Photos from 2013

Photos and story from 2012 (30th game), including a bit of history

“We’re excited about the big game for the right to hoist the Graham Baxter Memorial trophy,” said CTV host Cyril Lunney. “We have a strong team this year and things have been looking good in practice.

Cyril’s youngest brother Kevin is coming and Cyril says he will make a difference on offence.

“He should be good for a half dozen or so,” said Cyril. “Especially with me on his wing.”

Cyril says his strategy in bringing the younger Lunney along is to outpace the aging 911 team.

“Team 911 isn't getting any younger and I think they'll have a hard time keeping up with team CTV,” said Cyril. “Whatever happens it will all be good as long as we raise lots of money for minor hockey ... and team 911 loses.”

Digby’s deputy fire chief Justin Wood remembers travelling to Cornwallis to play and practice when Digby was in between rinks and how the CTV squad came to town to raise money for the new arena.

“The whole idea of this is to make it easier for kids to enjoy hockey,” he said. “I see it at the rink, how much fun the kids have and this fundraiser will help more kids have access to the sport.

“Someone did it for me and now it’s my turn to help,” he said.

For the first period intermission, the novice development players are playing a quick game and the IP players will present thank you gifts to the CTV - 911 players.

At the second intermission the Atom players ages 9-10 will hold a shootout along with three people from the stands.

Local businesses have donated door prizes, minor hockey will hold a 50/50, and people will have their last chance to get tickets for minor hockey’s Big Raffle Draw,

The puck drops at 1 p.m. at the Digby rink, admission is $6 for adults, $4 for under 10, with all proceeds going to the Clare Digby Minor Hockey Association.

Saturday night is the big dance at the Digby firehall with music by Focus – the Valley band plays good time rock and roll music to get you moving.

CTV meteorologist Cindy Day will be a guest bar tender at the event, which starts at 9 p.m. Advance tickets cost $8 and are available at the Digby and Clare rink canteens, from Digby firefighters and at the Conway Quick stop; tickets cost $10 at the door.

jriley@digbycourier.ca

Photos from 2014

Photos from 2013

Photos and story from 2012 (30th game), including a bit of history

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