A big donation from a superstar NHL goalie is thrilling young players in Williams Lake.
Montreal Canadiens netminder Carey Price, who played for years in the community, is donating $10,000 worth of gear to the local minor hockey association.
League president Jonathan Jackson says that will go a long way towards getting more kids involved.
“It’s big, you know, hockey numbers have gone down Canada-wide a little bit over the last few years and this is going the help for our community at least a little bit, boost up the interest. Absolutely, it’s super exciting for the community.”
Jackson says they’ve bought 12 full sets of goalie equipment for the house league, for kids who might not be able to afford it.
Price, who has aboriginal heritage, is also donating gear to local First Nations and several community groups.