The volunteer teams at Almonte General Hospital and Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital are partnering with Mills Community Support to help keep people safe and healthy during the winter months. Both hospital gift shops now stock ice cleats that can be attached to winter boots through their ‘Get a Grip’ program which also helps to reduce social isolation by helping seniors feel confident that they are safe to walk outside. The program launched last year with 1,000 pairs of cleats distributed and sold. Everyone over 65 in Lanark County is eligible for a free pair of ice cleats. Seniors who can afford to pay are invited to contribute $25. People under 65 can also purchase the cleats for $25. If two people purchase cleats, they are funding a third pair for free for someone else who may not be able to pay. For more information … visit the mills.on.ca … or call 613-256-1031.
AND IN SPORTS …
In the CCHL-2 last night the Carleton Place Junior Canadians downed the Whitewater Kings 3-2. Jake Code scored the game winner in the third period while Dylan Kuehl (keel) and Quinn VanHoof scored for the Kings. Brody Bernard got the win in goal for Carleton Place while Kevin Proulx took the loss.
Still with the CCHL-2 two local players were among the Stars of the Week. Dylan Kuehl (keel) of the Whitewater Kings was the week’s First Star with five goals and eight points in two games against Athens. The Killaloe native is now riding a five-game points streak. And Renfrew Timberwolves forward Brad Richardson had four goals in a win over Alexandria and finished with six points in two games landing the week’s Second Star honours.
One local team is in action tonight in the CCHL as the Pembroke Lumber Kings are on the road in Ottawa to take on the Junior Senators. Ottawa sits third in the Yzerman Division with 52 points while Pembroke is sixth in the Robinson with 31 points. Puck drop tonight is 7:20.
a reminder to make sure to stay tuned to Valley Heritage Radio this afternoon for Rink Wrap our hockey talk show. Hosts Adam Noack and Geoff Patterson will bring you up to speed on everything happening on rinks around the Valley and beyond. The show begins right after the 5 o’clock news and runs until 6 p.m. Tonight the guests will be Lana Gorr from Hockey Fights Cancer Brent Sylvester of the Renfrew Timberwolves and former Pembroke Lumber King Ben Dalpe.