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Queen’s Law scores win for local charity   

(February 9, 2018)

Members of the Queen’s Law men’s hockey team with Queen’s Law community children on the K-Rock Centre ice during the pre-game skate for the Winter Classic.
Members of the Queen’s Law men’s hockey team with Queen’s Law community children on the K-Rock Centre ice during the pre-game skate for the Winter Classic.

It was a blowout as the Kingston Frontenacs trounced the Oshawa Generals 7–1 on February 2. But that night at the K-Rock Centre, there was an even sweeter victory. At the first-ever Winter Classic, Queen’s Law community members raised $500 for the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston & Area. 

The Winter Classic, which saw Queen’s Law and its men’s hockey team join forces with the city’s OHL club, is the school’s latest community outreach endeavor. 

“It was great to see members of the Queen’s and Kingston communities come out for a fun night on the ice,” says Heather Cole, Law’96, Assistant Dean of Students. “This is a wonderful way to engage our communities. We had families with children, students, staff, faculty and alumni taking part.”

For the price of admission, more than 100 Queen’s Law community members enjoyed a private pre-game reception in the club lounge and sat together to cheer on their playoff-bound Fronts.

“The crowd was energetic and engaged in the game,” says Colby Harris, Law’19, event co-organizer and Assistant Captain of the Queen’s Law hockey team. “As always, it was great to show up and enjoy an event with the rest of the Queen's Law community.” 

Many ticket-holders (of all ages) also took to the ice for a skate with the school team before the puck dropped. “The Winter Classic was great!” exclaims Captain Eliott Cheeseman, Law’18. “It was awesome to have the QL team reach out to the entire community. It was also a cool experience being able to skate at the K-Rock Centre and watch the Frontenacs game after.”

Proceeds from ticket sales went to the local Boys and Girls Club, an organization that provides after-school and evening programming to children ages 4-18.

Harris is already gearing up for next year. “I hope we can get an even bigger group out,” he says. “It’s a fantastic way to get involved in the greater Kingston community – and a great way to support the Boys and Girls Club.” 

By Lisa Graham