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Eagles need help to soar The Copper Cliff Eagles, a midget house league hockey team, will represent Sudbury at a tournament in Ajax at the end of March. However, the cost to attend the tournament is high.
Eagles need help to soar
The Copper Cliff Eagles, a midget house league hockey team, will represent Sudbury at a tournament in Ajax at the end of March.

However, the cost to attend the tournament is high. The bus alone will cost more than $2,000, and the registration is $600.

The team has done some fundraising, and are planning to have a Bowl-A-Rama March 1.

The team still requires some financial assistance. The team would like businesses or private individuals to help sponsor it. No amount is too small.

Last year the Eagles made the final game and lost the championship by one goal in overtime.

The Copper Cliff Eagles have been, and still are a team that focuses on fair play, and equal ice time for all players, no matter what their skill level.

?I have had the pleasure of watching AA and AAA calibre players not only play alongside lesser skilled players, but do everything in their power to encourage, and set up those players with lesser skills, or less confidence,? says coach Norm Udeschini.

?It warms my heart to see kids of every skill level come together, and support each other no matter the outcome, just to play the game?.

If you feel you would like to assist the Copper Cliff Eagles contact Udeschini at 670-0413 or e-mail him at

Teens get free ride
The Fifth Young Snowmobilers Ride will be held Sunday, Feb 9. This year?s event location will be the Clearview Golf Course, in Val Caron.

Young snowmobilers participating in the event will receive gifts, learn valuable safety lessons, enjoy lunch, earn a certificate of completion, go on a ride, have numerous laughs and it?s all for free.

Young snowmobilers, ages 12 to 16, are encouraged to attend this event.

There is no cost to the participants, other then having a snowmobile with a valid trail permit.

In addition, the young snowmobilers must have a Motorized Snow Vehicle Operator?s Licence.

For more information, contact the STOP Program at 969-7708.

Bauer launches Stop ! program
Bauer Nike Hockey has launched a hockey safety initiative. The company will produce and distribute ?Stop!? decals specially designed for use on the back of Bauer and Nike hockey helmets.

The decals, which carry a message aimed at reducing dangerous checking from behind in addition to blows to the head, are expected to be available to hockey associations for at-home application by players on their helmets within the next three weeks.

Associations can order the free decals now by phoning Bauer Nike Hockey?s head office at (905) 363-3200, or sending an e-mail to

Immediate priorities for Bauer Nike Hockey include working with the Canadian Hockey Association to ensure the decals are approved for usage on helmets while ensuring that Bauer and Nike helmets still meet and exceed all existing safety standards. The company will also work with other interested manufacturers to ensure the stickers are approved for application on their helmets.

Moonlight bowl returns
On Saturday, Feb. 15, Valley Bowl in Chelmsford will be the site of this year?s Moonlight Bowl to raise funds for the Sudbury-Manitoulin Children?s Foundation and Ontario National Training Centre.

?We decided to bring back the Moonlight Bowl this fundraising season because it has been a few years since the last time the ONTC and SMCF presented it,? said Eric Beaudoin, public relations and fundraising co-ordinator for the children?s foundation.

?It?s a great way to spend an evening and also, the needy children of the community will benefit from the money raised.?

The event costs participants $12 and each will be entitled to a wonderful night of bowling.

Proceeds will go to the children foundation?s Send a Kid to Camp program.

More than 8,000 local children have been able to spend summer days at camp since the foundation was established in 1984.

To register or get more information about the Send a Kid to Camp program, phone Beaudoin at 983-1946 or Joey McColeman at the national training centre at 983-2693.