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Cross-Check Cancer a Success
Posted By: admin
Wednesday, March 07, 2018

The Fredericton Mr Automotives Bantam AAA Caps played their biggest game of the season last weekend. No, the outcome of the game wasn't most important, it was the meaning of that game that held the significance. The Caps held a fundraiser game appropriately named "Cross-Check Cancer" on Sunday, Feb. 25 while hosting the visiting Northwest Pionniers.
The event was for the fathers of Caps forwards Zander Best and Owen Tran-James Best and Dr. Peter Tran-who were both diagnosed with cancer this season and who are currently undergoing treatment. News of the fundraiser travelled quickly and the Fredericton (Tran's hometown) and Doaktown/Chipman (Best's current residence/hometown) communities generously donated BBQ services, food, raffle table prizes, and monetary compensation in a show of support to the two affected families.
The Caps players and families had spent the weeks leading up to the game promoting the event, making posters of support, preparing canteen food, and organizing the raffle table. Although no monetary goal had been set, the team was overwhelmed with the amount of support and the donations that poured in on Sunday. Through collections at the door, canteen sales, raffle ticket sales, and the 50/50 collection, over $16,000 was raised, far surpassing any expectations. An estimated crowd of 600+ people came out to show their support, including City of Fredericton Mayor Mike O'Brien, and to cheer on the two teams at the York Arena. Tran scored the game's first goal with the assist coming from Best. At the end of a very close game, the Caps prevailed 4-2, with Best adding the empty-netter. The Caps would like to thank all of the sponsors, volunteers, fans, and the Pionieers team for their support, and contributions to this event.
 
 
 
 

2018-19 Regular Season League Leaders
GOALS
Preston Lounsbury
EDZA East Scorpions
21
DonHeaven Veilleux
EDZA East Scorpions
19
18
Andrew Gweon
Office Interior Blues
16
16
ASSISTS
DonHeaven Veilleux
EDZA East Scorpions
21
Maxime Ruest
EDZA East Scorpions
18
14
Gavin Stairs
Office Interior Blues
14
12
POINTS
DonHeaven Veilleux
EDZA East Scorpions
40
Preston Lounsbury
EDZA East Scorpions
31
Antoine Roy
Blackhawks
28
26
Andrew Gweon
Office Interior Blues
25
GOALIES (GAA)
1.33
2.17
Niko Boudreau
EDZA East Phantoms
2.17
Samuel Ouellette
EDZA East Phantoms
2.60
2.67

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