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HockeyTown is back in DTK this Saturday

Last Updated Feb 24, 2018 at 10:51 am EDT

File photo of people playing hockey. GETTY IMAGES/Bruce Bennett

It’s a good day to be a local hockey fan in downtown Kitchener — as ‘HockeyTown’ is back for its 8th year at Carl Zehr Square.

570’s Mike Farwell will be there, and says this is one of the games he looks forward to most on the ‘Hockey Calendar.’

“Hockey Town is when we bring a bunch of Kitchener Minor Hockey players to City Hall to play on the rink out front. It’s one of their regular league games, but it gives them a chance to play on the outdoor rink and compete for the Mayor’s Cup.”

Farwell says Mayor Berry Vrbanovic will also be there to meet with the players.

“The mayor always comes out and tells the kids what a great job they did. So it’s just a fun game to watch, and it’s wonderful to watch the kids play the game the way we all love it to be played.”

Farwell adds there’s more to do than just take in hockey.

“There’s usually some bouncy-castle stuff inside, there’s a shootout attempt set-up outside, a charity BBQ, and lots of other stuff going on around the games.”

In a release, Jeff Young with the City of Kitchener says you don’t have to be a player, or a hockey fan, to have fun at this event.

“There is something for everyone to enjoy. Come visit with special guest Mike Farwell, the play by play voice of the Kitchener Rangers who will be the announcer for this event. Enjoy free outdoor games, indoor inflatable play areas, interactive games inside city hall for fans to showcase their skills, a charity BBQ in support of KMHA, and more.”

The event runs at Kitchener City Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

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