The Centennial Cup committee is in need of assistance during the big event.
The group is looking for ice cleaners for 14 of the 25 games going down from May 11-21 at Stride Place. Volunteer Coordinator Tracey Waldvogel outlines what the job of an ice cleaner entails.
"We need five to six skaters per game, and they will go on the ice at scheduled times each period and scrape the ice near the penalty boxes, player benches, and the net," Waldvogel explains. "We're looking for skaters that are 12 or older to handle that. We still have a lot of spots to fill."
Waldvogel notes the cleaners would hit the ice during the one-minute timeout in the middle of every period. This is to freshen up the ice as much as possible during the short halt in play.
While this is a volunteer position, Waldvogel adds taking the position does come with a couple of perks.
"For the skaters, we will provide a ticket to the game they are working," says Waldvogel. "We will also provide a ticket for a parent if they can't get there themselves."
Anyone looking to get involved can contact Tracey via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The biggest tournament in Junior A hockey begins on May 11 in Portage.