Hockey Time no more

Walker House exhibit comes to a close with road hockey tourney

It is no longer hockey time at the Walker House.

Today marks the end of the two-month long exhibit that featured everything hockey.

“We were very pleased with the way it went,” said Sally Boileau Monday morning. “People were really impressed with the displays; we had a very good selection.”

The exhibit’s last event was the Kincardine Minor Hockey Association Ball Hockey Challenge on the weekend. Teams of all ages gathered at the old arena pad on Lambton Street. Boileau said that there were 135 youths involved in the tournament.

Chris Beattie of the Young Dogs keeps the Old Dogs at bay Saturday at the Walker House KMHA ball hockey tournament. (Eric Howald photo)

Boileau expected more people to walk through the displays at the Walker House, and guessed that about 300 people walked through during “Hockey Time.”

The displays featured jerseys and other memorabilia from local hockey talent, as well as a silent auction of donated items.  Some of the special events included a celebrity day, kids day, girls hockey day, old-timers day, Junior C Reunion Day, table hockey tournaments and Bill Murdoch’s sweater display.

Boileau said the event raised about $4,000 for the Paddy Walker Heritage Society. That money came in through the silent auction and donations. The funds will go towards the operational costs of the Walker House.

“We absolutely couldn’t have done this without our volunteers,” said Boileau, adding thanks to those who donated items for the silent auction as well as the local print and radio media for its support.

The Trivia Contest winners are Eian Farrell on Celebrity Day, Dennis Burrows on Old-Timers Day and Jay and Lukas Dunlop on Junior C Day.

The winner of the Don Cherry Poster Contest was Julia McGregor, while Justin Moulton and Alex Convay were the winners of the junior and senior table hockey tournaments, respectively.