Written by Rick Young and published in Ilderton and Area Villager, December 2021.
After an abbreviated past year due to the pandemic, it’s
shaping up to be a busy 2021/22 season for the Ilderton Minor Hockey Association.
On Saturday, December 4, the Lucan Irish Jr. C Hockey Club returns
to the Ilderton Arena for a special night hosted by the IMHA where they’ll take
on the Port Stanley Sailors.
On Saturday, December 4, the Lucan Irish Jr. C Hockey Club returns to the Ilderton Arena for a special night hosted by the IMHA where they’ll take on the Port Stanley Sailors.
Ilderton and Lucan share a rich senior hockey history going back to the 1950’s. The communities originally joined forces to be known as the Lucan-Ilderton Combines and later became the famed Lucan-Ilderton Jets. Today both communities operate successful minor hockey programs.
Ilderton is proud to host the Lucan Irish Junior C club as a nod to recognizing this hockey connection.
General admission to the December 4th game will be $10.00 per Adult, $5.00 for Seniors and High School students, and Elementary school students are $2.00. There will be a licensed bar area, food, a 50/50 draw, and “Chuck a Puck” for kids.
Tickets will be provided to the coaches to distribute to their team for selling. Doors open at 6:45 pm and the puck drops at 7:45 pm. Proof of vaccination and ID are required for admission.
Net proceeds from the game will be directed back to support development of Ilderton’s minor hockey programs.
“The Lucan Irish have traditionally been comprised of strong area talent. Many area players past and present have brought their talents north of Highway 7. The current Lucan Irish squad boasts several players from Ilderton,” says Pat Conlin, IMHA
Director of Sponsorship and Fundraising. “Three former IHMA players with the Lucan Irish are Kieran Durand, Brandon Lamoureux, and Owen Currie.”
“We’re also launching a series of monthly online 50/50 draws using a new platform called Rafflebox,” says Pat. “Throughout the season there will be four opportunities to support players and have the chance to be a lucky 50/50 draw winner. The money raised through each draw will help offset some of the registration costs for our players.”
Tickets are 20 for $50.00, seven for $20.00, and three for $10.00.
The campaign is live now with four draw dates: December 4, January 29, 2022, February 26, 2022, and March 30, 2022.
All draws will be at 9:00 pm. To purchase draw tickets, visit www.ildertonjets.com, and click on the 50/50 Tab.
It is, indeed, going to be a busy season for the IMHA.
Come out and show your support for the teams!