The Red Deer Community HOPE Stars fell to the Boston Bruins alumni team, 9-7, during the fundraising game at the Centrium on Sunday.
But the ultimate goal was not to win or lose but raise money for two local charities, The Mustard Seed and Shalom Counselling Centre.
Scott Tilbury, community development officer at Red Deer Mustard Seed, called the game an ‘amazing success.’
“We are so thankful for the Boston Bruins alumni team for coming out to support the community to help the most vulnerable,” he said.
The Boston Bruins alumni team is in #RedDeer today playing against the Red Deer Community HOPE Stars. 🏒 legends like Raymond Bourque, Rick Middleton, Ken Linseman and Terry O’Reilly are currently battling it out. It’s all for a good cause, raising money for The Mustard Seed. pic.twitter.com/er5OXWx4Ay
— Red Deer Express (@RedDeerExpress) March 17, 2019
While the goal is to raise over $60,000, the total amount raised had not yet been counted as of Sunday afternoon.
After the game, the retired, former NHL players signed autographs for fans, many of them young children.
There was also an opportunity to visit the players in the dressing room post game.