In spite of severe storm warnings, two members of the Canadian women’s national ice hockey team still flew in Friday to play two back-to-back charity hockey games in support of New Boundaries.
Natalie Spooner and Jennifer Wakefield were originally recruited as special celebrity guests for the 2nd annual Long Pond Heritage Classic scheduled for Feb. 9. While the Saturday afternoon tournament at historic Long Pond was cancelled, Spooner and Wakefield still made it out for the Feb. 8 charity games featuring RCMP officers, firefighters from Windsor and Hantsport, and local all-stars.
First, the women suited up for opposing teams as the RCMP faced off against local firefighters. Wakefield scored twice for the RCMP, helping the police secure a 7-5 win over the firefighters. Spooner, a CWHL Toronto Furies player, had one goal and one assist for the firefighters.
Both Spooner and Wakefield made their presence known in the Home Hardware All-Star game but Wakefield’s team, wearing the Home Hardware jerseys, finished on top with an 8-6 victory.
The event was a win for New Boundaries, a non-profit adult vocational facility in Windsor. The total amount raised at the Friday night activities was unknown as of press time.