On the evening of Friday, April 5, employees from the City of Burlington faced off against an alumni team of Burlington Cougars in a charity hockey game in support of the United Way. More than 150 people from the community came together to watch all the action at Mainway Arena, including the Mayor of Burlington, Marianne Meed Ward who helped get the game underway with the official puck drop, along with Corinne Roynon, Senior Manager of Resource Development for United Way Halton and Hamilton, and Ron Sedlbauer, President of the Burlington Cougars.

Spectators at the game enjoyed music, intermission games, a raffle for 2 pairs of Cougar boots and, most importantly, an exciting game of hockey. The pressure was on for both teams with a score of 5-5 heading into the third period, but the Cougars pulled out the win with a final score of 8-5.

A total of $922 was raised from the event with all proceeds going directly to the United Way. Thank you to everyone who came out to cheer on their teams and to the organizers from the Cougars and the City of Burlington for putting on a great event. A fun time was had by all

By: Sharon Will


Photo Credit: Owen