GOAL!! Local kids score big chance to play Pond Hockey with the big boys

SHERWOOD PARK, AB, Dec. 16 /CNW/ - Media are invited to get the 'shinny' on the next ENMAX Energy Pond Hockey game on Sunday, December 20. Pond hockey is a great Canadian tradition that brings to mind chilly days, hot chocolate and good old fashioned fun. Once again, ENMAX Energy has teamed up with some of Alberta's best hockey teams to make dreams come true. Kids enrolled in Atom level hockey will step on the ice with their local heroes for this favourite wintery pastime.

Pond Hockey by ENMAX Energy brings mentors and hockey celebrities into Alberta communities, creates memories and helps keep the tradition of pond hockey strong. Celebrating its eleventh year, players aged 9 and 10 are paired with their local heroes from the WHL and NHL for a short skill drill session and a game of shinny.

Since 1999, more than 4,200 kids from across the province have participated in Pond Hockey by ENMAX Energy.

Players from the Calgary Flames, Calgary Hitmen, Edmonton Oil Kings, Red Deer Rebels and Lethbridge Hurricanes will make special appearances throughout Alberta during the 2009/2010 season.

The next game will feature WHL team, the Edmonton Oil Kings and Atom minor hockey league teams, the Sherwood Park Bantams and the Sherwood Park Hawks.

    
    What:  ENMAX Energy Pond Hockey game
    Who:   Edmonton Oil Kings and two Atom level hockey teams,
    When:  Sunday, December 20, 2009
    Where: Strathcona Athletic Park Outdoor Rink
           460 Kings Street
           Sherwood Park, Alberta
    Other: See next page for program details
    

ENMAX Energy Corporation, a subsidiary of ENMAX Corporation, is one of Alberta's leading competitive electricity retailers. ENMAX Energy also provides natural gas and value-added services to residential, commercial and industrial customers throughout Alberta. Through subsidiaries, ENMAX Energy is one of Alberta's largest investors in renewable energy with partial ownership of the McBride Lake Wind Farm and complete ownership of the Taber and Kettles Hill Wind Farms. ENMAX Energy was the first Canadian electricity retailer to offer customers the option to support wind generated energy. Visit our website at enmaxenergy.com.

    
                         Pond Hockey by ENMAX Energy

                                   AGENDA
                          Sunday, December 20, 2009
      Please note times are subject to change due to weather conditions

    5:30 pm:  Atom teams arrive

    6:00 pm:  Program begins
              Welcome everyone
              Greetings from Mayor Cathy Oleson
              Introduction of WHL players

    6:05 pm:  Official puck drop photo
              Captains of Atom teams and WHL players pose for picture

    6:10 pm:  Team pictures
              Atom teams gather on the ice for team picture with WHL players

    6:20 pm:  On-ice Activities
              WHL players lead on-ice activities with teams for 20 minutes
              each and then play a pond hockey game

    7:20 pm:  Autograph session

    8:00 pm:  Door prize draw
    

SOURCE ENMAX Corporation

For further information: For further information: Media only contact: Jacqueline Broverman, Sponsorship and Community Investment, ENMAX Energy Corporation, Phone: (780) 408-2013, Cell: (780) 938-3230

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