Mark Parr (left) and his brother Brett of team Agrima chase Alex Caird of team Evolution during the first Hockey For Good tournament on Saturday in the parking lot at Maple Ridge Baptist Church.

Mark Parr (left) and his brother Brett of team Agrima chase Alex Caird of team Evolution during the first Hockey For Good tournament on Saturday in the parking lot at Maple Ridge Baptist Church.

Street hockey does good

First charity tournament raises $4,000 for Salvation Army children's programs.

The Salvation Army Caring Place held its first Hockey Tournament for Good  in the Maple Ridge Baptist Church parking lot Saturday in downtown Maple Ridge.

Four teams and 30 players took park in the street hockey tournament, raising $4,000 for children’s programs at the Caring Place, such as the backpack drive and Camp Sunrise.

Anika Venkatesh, 15, sang the national anthem to open the event, while Maple Ridge Mayor Ernie Daykin dropped the ball for the opening face-off.

The Salvation Army food truck served pulled pork and smokies for those in attendance.

Games consisted of two periods, 20 minutes total. Teams were guaranteed two games, plus playoffs.

Trophies were handed out to winners.

Team Evolution finished first.