Saturday night it will be all about the kids when the Ancaster Avalanche Junior B Hockey Club hosts the Dave Andreychuk Foundation Night at Morgan Firestone Arena.
The foundation has three goals — to assist children in need, support causes for children and families enduring chronic and/or life threatening illness and encouraging the investment of youth and amateur sports.
Andreychuk, the foundation’s founder will be on hand Saturday night to drop the ceremonial puck and sign autographs. It will be a great opportunity to meet another one of Hamilton’s Stanley Cup winners in person. Andreychuk won the legendary trophy in 2003–04 with the Tampa Bay Lightning. At the end of his 23-year National Hockey League career Andreychuk retired as one of the highest scoring left-wingers in the game.
Saturday night will be filled with prizes and fundraising in support of the foundation. A portion of the ticket sales, along with revenue from the 50/50 sales and the Avalanche Beer Garden will go to support of Andreychuk’s foundation, which is about giving back to the community through children’s charities and helping kids reach their goals.
Darrin Laidman, 95.3 Fresh FM’s Morning Man, will emcee the evening’s events, which will feature the first telecast of an Ancaster Avalanche game on Hamilton’s Cable 14. The Avs take on the St. Catharines Falcons at 7:30 p.m.
Singer-songwriter Ellie Ketseitis, 24, will perform the national anthem and the Ancaster Minor Novice AA team will take to the ice during the first intermission.