YARMOUTH, N.S. – A high school hockey game hosted by the Yarmouth Vikings on Friday, Feb. 16, saw the Par-en-Bas Sharks record the victory, but the biggest win happened off the ice.
The Vikings had dubbed the evening a “Support Jaden Muise” night.
Muise, a 2017 graduate of Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School, is in Halifax recovering from a serious car accident that occurred on Highway 101 on Dec. 18. His family has relocated to Halifax to be with him during his recovery.
Muise is a former YCMHS Vikings player. Driven by the motto, ‘Once a Viking, Always a Viking,’ the Vikings boys hockey team opted to have the Feb. 16 game serve as a benefit for Muise and his family.
All of the proceeds from the admission gate and the Vikings’ share of 50/50 sales, along with donations collected at the door, are being donated to Jaden and his family. The evening’s winner of the 50/50 draw also donated all of her $536 prize back to the cause.
In total, through their efforts, the Vikings raised $3,900 at the Feb. 16 game.
The Par-en-Bas Sharks team, meanwhile, also showed their support by giving a $1,100 donation for Muise to add the night’s total. The PEB Sharks had raised the money through a Live Well Challenge.
This brought the evening’s total donation going to Muise and his family to $5,000.
Meanwhile, the YCMHS girls’ hockey team is also fundraising for Muise, who faces a long road ahead in his recovery. The Barrington Barons high school hockey team also recently carried out a Live Well Challenge, raising money to donate to Muise.
As for the Vikings-Sharks Feb. 16 game, it was a scoreless affair after one period. PEB’s Hayden Young scored in the second period to put the Sharks up 1-0. The turning point of the game came in the third period when the Sharks scored 5 goals off the sticks of Young, Ethan Doucette with a pair of goals, Josh Boudreau and Jaden Samms. For the Vikings, Sam Killam scored to put the Vikings on the scoreboard, but the 6-1 win in this final league game between the two local teams went to the Sharks.
In net for the Sharks was Miguel Surette who faced 18 shots on goal. In net for the Vikings was Bradley Verran who had a considerably busier night, facing 57 shots.