A Victoria minor hockey team may not have played any games or tournaments due to COVID-19 restrictions, but they’ve already had a winning season.
The Victoria Admirals U13 C2 hockey team was announced as the winner of the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup on Saturday during Hockey Night in Canada on CBC, beating out teams from across the country to win $100,000.
The Good Deeds Cup, an annual Canada-wide contest, seeks out minor hockey teams to submit a 60-second video on how they would use the $100,000 grand prize to make a difference in their community.
“The purpose of it is to really inspire hockey teams to get them out in the community,” Matt Belanger, the team’s head coach, said in an interview with CHEK News last month.
The Admirals chose to support the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island.
Watch the team’s winning video here.
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We are ecstatic to be named the 2021 @ChevroletCanada #GoodDeedsCup champions🏆! Congratulations to our amazing charity @islandkidsfirst. we can’t wait to see the $100,000 helping #islandkids in our community. Congrats also to finalists @CanmoreA and @CapeU13a. Well done! ❤️🏒 pic.twitter.com/EyowL8Vd62
— Victoria Admirals U13 C2 (@AdmiralsU13C2) March 21, 2021
Huge congrats to the @AdmiralsU13C2 on winning the #gooddeedscup amazing news!
— Kevin Charach (@Kcharach_CHEK) March 21, 2021