Midget hockey players volunteered to help teach the younger kids hockey skills. Left to Right: Haden Solecki, Nick Falloon, Zach Lightning, Trey Lightning (Celly Mascot), Dawson Rusk (on shoulders), Cole Gairdner and Spencer Marsh.

Quesnel school gets pumped for World Juniors

BC Hockey’s Road to the World Juniors stopped by Carson Elementary last week

The students of Carson Elementary School were treated to a fun demonstration last Thursday (Oct. 4), as BC Hockey stopped in for their Road to the World Juniors Tour.

The event was put on draw attention to the upcoming 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship, which will be held in Vancouver and Victoria at the beginning of the year.

Eleven Carson Elementary schoolmates got to play floor ball in front of their friends, while seven midget players volunteered to demonstrate.

Wendy Fallon, midget director for Quesnel Minor Hockey, says the kids loved the event’s mascot, Celly.

“Trey Lightning (who was in the costume) danced the whole time, and the kids went crazy,” she says.

“It was the first year we’ve done this and it went very well.”

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BC Hockey donated two sets of floor hockey equipment to the school, so they will be able to remember the occasion for many years when playing shinny on the gym floor.

Fallon says the young kids were taught how to hold a stick properly, shoot and pass.

“It generated excitement for the game of hockey within the community,” she says.

“The little kids all look up to the older kids, so it was nice for the midget kids to come out.”


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The Carson Cougar and Celly were the stars of the show.

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