Co­bras ce­le­brate 20th an­ni­ver­sa­ry

Vision (Canada) - - Sports - ALEXIA MAR­SILLO alexia.mar­sillo@eap.on.ca

The Eas­tern On­ta­rio Co­bras, the hockey or­ga­ni­za­tion res­pon­sible for the ma­na­ge­ment of A and AA mi­nor hockey as­so­cia­tions in Pres­cott-Rus­sell, will be ce­le­bra­ting its 20th an­ni­ver­sa­ry du­ring the an­nual Co­bras Day event at the St-Isi­dore Are­na on Sa­tur­day, No­vem­ber 4 from 9 a.m. to 10 pm.

The Co­bras Day event will be a pa­cked day of hockey games and ce­le­bra­tions. The ope­ning ce­re­mo­ny of the 20th an­ni­ver­sa­ry ce­le­bra­tions and of the an­nual event will take place at 12:30 p.m.

The rest of the day will be de­vo­ted to some good old fa­shio­ned com­pe­ti­tion, as there will be hockey games run­ning from mor­ning un­til the eve­ning.

The Co­bras’ teams range from No­vice to Mid­get le­vel teams and com­pete against va­rious re­gions such as Ka­na­ta, Ot­ta­wa, Cum­ber­land, Glou­ces­ter, Ri­deau St-Law­rence, Corn­wall and even teams from the Uni­ted States.

The Co­bras Day will see its first puck drop at 9 a.m. as the Co­bras No­vice A team take on the Ne­pean Rai­ders, fol­lo­wed by the Atom Mi­nor A team against the Saint-Law­rence Steel and the Pee­wee Mi­nor AA al­so playing against the Saint-Law­rence Steel at 11 a.m.

Af­ter the ope­ning ce­re­mo­nies, the af­ter­noon will conti­nue at 1 p.m. with the Pee­wee Ma­jor AA against Ri­deau Saint Law­rence Kings, 2:30 p.m. with the Ban­tam Mi­nor AA against Ot­ta­wa Val­ley Sil­ver Se­ven, 4 p.m. with the Ban­tam Ma­jor AA against Saint Law­rence Steel, 6 p.m. with the Mi­nor Mid­get AA against the Ne­pean Rai­ders and the last game ta­king place at 8 p.m. bet­ween the Ma­jor Mid­get AA team and the Ka­na­ta Bla­zers.

Se­ve­ral Co­bras players have gone on to play in the NHL, the OHL and the NCAA and have re­pre­sen­ted Ca­na­da at international com­pe­ti­tions. The Co­bras Day 20th an­ni­ver­sa­ry event is free all day and open to the pu­blic.

—pho­to four­nie

Les Co­bras de l’Est on­ta­rien cé­lé­bre­ra son 20e an­ni­ver­saire lors de l’évé­ne­ment an­nuel de la jour­née Co­bras à l’aré­na de St-Isi­dore le sa­me­di 4 no­vembre de 9 h à 22 h.

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