The Tantramar Veterans Memorial Civic Centre (TVMCC) will be the place to be this Saturday evening when the TRHS men's hockey Titans alumni game and auction is held at 7 p.m.
This annual event features Titan alumni dusting off their skates to compete for bragging rights, along with an auction where bidders can score bargains on unique items. Not only is it a chance for the former players to relive their days as a hockey Titan, but it is also an opportunity for the community to come together while supporting the present and future Titans in this major fundraiser. Rumour has it that “Ron Cherry” may make an appearance as well.
A silent auction will take place during the game. Immediately after the game the friendly rivalry will shift from the ice to the mezzanine area where the always-entertaining live auction will take place. A few of the items up for grabs include homemade gift baskets, gift cards, hockey memorabilia, a tandem load of screened topsoil (delivery within the Sackville area), and an afternoon of labour provided by the hockey Titans.
Sackville Minor Hockey players wearing jerseys will be granted free admission.
In weekend action the Titans hosted the Ecole Marie-Esther Vikings from Shippagan. The end result was identical both evenings, with the Vikings narrowly winning by a score of 2-1.
Friday evening’s exciting game featured plenty of end-to-end action. The Vikings led 1-0 at the end of the first period. Daniel Jensen scored the equalizer in the second period from Zach Snowdon.
The third period proved to be a constant battle between the two evenly-matched teams, but with five minutes left on the clock the Vikings notched an unanswered marker for the win. Tantramar goalie Kyle Cadman put in a stellar performance between the pipes.
Saturday evening the Titans were the first to score when Zack Brown lit the lamp on a power play. Ross McCormack and Jake Reade-Futter earned the assists.
The Vikings evened the score in the second period and netted the game winner early in the third. Titan net minder Caleb Silliker was sharp in net and stopped over 50 shots.
The Titans’ final home games of the season are on Friday, Jan. 31, at 8:15 and Saturday, Feb. 1, at 5:45 when they host the Ecole Aux QuatreVents Cyclones from Dalhousie.