Two local minor hockey associations are getting new equipment thanks to the Player Assist and Goalie Assist programs offered through the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA).
Lambton Shores Hockey will receive ten full sets of player gear, while Point Edward minor hockey will receive a full set of goalie equipment according to the OMHA.
Associations were invited to apply to the program, “designed to encourage new hockey families to try out the sport,” and supply full sets of gear to loan to young players as needed.
A total of 70 associations were selected to each receive a full set of CCM goalie equipment, while ten associations received ten full sets of CCM player gear.
“These Assist programs make it easier for new hockey families to fall in love with the sport without facing any financial barriers or having to make the commitment of purchasing new equipment,” noted an OMHA news release. “Each set of equipment can be used by the local Association at its discretion, either loaning it out for the season or giving directly to players to keep as needed.”