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Fort McMurray welcomes return of Suncor-Syncrude hockey game

A pair of oilsands giants take to the ice for a good cause.

The Casman Centre is the site for the annual President’s Cup Hockey Challenge between the Suncor Blades and the Syncrude Bison.

Admission at the door is $10, children under three admitted free, and all proceeds go to United Way of Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo.

Organizers are happy with the game’s return after a brief hiatus.

Suncor’s Senior Vice President at Base Plant, Shelley Powell, said the funds raised will go a long way in supporting the community.

“The game gives employees a chance to represent their company and compete in front of family, friends, and colleagues for a great cause.”

Powell said she hopes hockey fans across Wood Buffalo will join them for the hockey challenge.

Managing Director at Syncrude, Doreen Cole said their company is also looking forward to the game.

“We enjoy being able to support the great work done in this region by the United Way and its partner agencies.”

Only bragging rights between the companies are on the line.

Prior to the game will be a family skate at 5:30 p.m.

Volunteers will supply warm beverages like hot chocolate and coffee, and cookies.

Attendees may also participate in the 50/50 draw and qualify to win door prizes.

Suncor and Syncrude hit the ice on Oct. 17, 2019.

Puck drop is at 7:30 p.m.