Digby Ravens Peewee C Team Off To Ottawa This Month

Posted on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 12:07 PM

A minor hockey team from Digby County will travel to Ottawa after Christmas for a unique event.

The Digby Peewee C boys Ravens were selected in a video contest, and they will take part in an outdoor hockey tournament, the Bell Capital Cup on Parliament Hill from December 27-31.

The video featured the team visiting local landmarks, as a representation of how they love their community.

Head Coach George Manzer says they filmed it on a boat owned by a hockey parent.

"Went to the lighthouse by East Ferry, went to Balancing Rock, the Maud Lewis house as well. We depicted how we love hockey and how we love our local area. My wife had to jam it in 30 seconds, which wasn't easy. I guess it caught the eye of the people running the contest."

Manzer says the contest was based on 25 percent creativity, 25 percent enthusiasm and 50 percent regional spirit.

They also had to write a 250 word essay.

The 'Hockey on the Hill' contest selected one boys and one girls team from each province to take part.

The trip is valued at $20,000.

Manzer says they surprised the players by the telling them at a team meeting.

"When we got them together, we revealed it to them, It took a little while for it to sink in, because we previously told them we had lost. After it sunk it, they were all very excited."

He says many players haven't been past Halifax, so this is an exciting trip that they'll remember for the rest of their lives.

The 17 players are aged 10-12 and are from Digby and Annapolis counties.