A new level of play

Kings County teens rais­ing money for hockey tour in Europe

Valley Journal Advertiser - - SPORTS - BY ASHLEY THOMP­SON KINGSCOUNTYNEWS.CA Ashley.Thomp­son@kingscountynews.ca

Six lo­cal teens will soon have a chance to tour Europe while play­ing the sport they love.

Jensen Jo­drey, Kameron Kins­man, Sam Oul­ton, Colby Lewis, Dae­den Comeau and Tris­tan Wag­ner have been se­lected to join a pro­vin­cial midget hockey team slated to play a series of ex­hi­bi­tion games in France, Italy, Aus­tria and the Czech Repub­lic in July 2018.

But first, they have some fund rais­ing to do.

There will be a spaghetti sup­per and silent auc­tion fundraiser in sup­port of the play­ers par­tic­i­pat­ing in the West­ern Europe 2018 Hockey Tour Nov. 25 at the New Mi­nas Fire Hall from 4-7 p.m.

Both Jo­drey and Kins­man have been play­ing hockey for nine years.

Jo­drey, a res­i­dent of Can­ning, also plays cen­tre for the NKEC Ti­tans hockey team. He was in­vited to play for the team bound for Europe af­ter at­tend­ing a hockey camp in the United States.

The 15-year-old says he was in­ter­ested in seiz­ing the “op­por­tu­nity to travel and meet dif­fer­ent peo­ple with the same in­ter­est in hockey.”

He looks for­ward to ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a faster game played on a larger ice sur­face in Europe, and tour­ing the towns they’ll be vis­it­ing along the way.

First and fore­most, Jo­drey says he plays hockey for fun. And he sus­pects the Europe trip will be no ex­cep­tion.

“I have met many friends through added.

The young ath­letes must try to raise about $5,000 be­fore em­bark­ing on the tour.

Kins­man will be rep­re­sent­ing Nova Sco­tia be­tween the pipes when his team takes the ice in Europe.

The 15- year- old goal­tender, also hail­ing from Can­ning, is play­ing hockey,” he look­ing for­ward to his first trip out­side of Canada.

“I am not sure what the hockey rules are there, but I ex­pect to play harder games and face harder shots on me,” he says.

“I like to chal­lenge my­self to get shutouts and be­come a bet­ter goalie.”

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Jensen Jo­drey of Can­ning is among a group of six lo­cal hockey play­ers fundrais­ing to par­tic­i­pate in a West­ern Europe Hockey Tour in July 2018.

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Kameron Kins­man of Can­ning is ex­pect­ing to face some hard shots while play­ing hockey in Europe with a pro­vin­cial midget team in July 2018.

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