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Memorial skate for beloved Maple Ridge hockey coach

Donations to go to the Barracudas hockey club

A memorial skate is coming up in memory of a much loved coach who passed away in July last year.

Christopher Joseph “Joe” Legassic was a coach for the Meadow Ridge Female Minor Hockey Association Tier 2 Barracudas hockey team for more than a decade.

He also refereed for both boys and girls hockey and volunteered with the Ridge Meadows Rustlers for more than a decade while his son played hockey, said his daughter Ashley Fedyk.

“He was just a very exceptional man that made a big difference in a lot of lives,” she said.

Legassic passed away after a 10 month battle with cancer.

His family decided for his memorial they wanted to hold a fundraiser hockey skate at Planet Ice to raise funds for the Barracudas.

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They want to raise enough to get the girls updated equipment and to help them with the cost of tournaments.

The Joe Legassic Memorial Skate will be taking place from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, at Planet Ice, 23588 Jim Robson Way in Maple Ridge.

All donations will be going to the Barracudas who will also be in attendance.

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Colleen Flanagan

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