The annual charity game raised more than $6

Team Payne wins Ridge alumni hockey game

Event raised more than $6,000 for Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.

Team Payne defeated Team Bartley 10-7 in the annual Maple Ridge Hockey Classic charity game.

But that wasn’t the goal.

The third annual fundraiser collected more than $6,000 for Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.

“Due to the amount of people away, I think it was very successful,” said organizer Ben Payne, who has Crohn’s – painful inflammation of the digestive tract.

The foundation was happy.”

For three summers now, Payne and his good friend Victor Bartley, and NHL defenseman who this off-season signed with the Minnesota Wild, have created a reunion of some of the best hockey talent from Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, as well as professional, minor pro, university and junior players from around the region.

The local boys get together and put on a game of shinny to benefit the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.

Payne, who spent last season playing in Austria with EC Gunners Zirl, had three goals and three assists and was selected the game MVP.

Glenn Gawdin had goals.

Brad Hunt, with the St. Louis Blues, had four assists

Matt Pope, who also plays in Austia, and Landon Ferraro, also with St. Louis, had two goals each for Team Bartley.


Just Posted

MacDuff’s Call: A fond memory, of an old-school teacher

A new year starts in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Flames lose first game of new season

Maple Ridge junior Bs host White Rock Whalers Friday night

Maple Ridge Bears group hosts public forum Monday

Critical time to keep bears away from human conflict

VIDEO: Vancouver Island mayor details emergency response after fatal bus crash

Sharie Minions says she is ‘appalled’ by condition of road where bus crashed

Federal party leaders address gun violence after weekend shooting near Toronto

One teen was killed and five people injured in the shooting

Conservatives promise tax cut that they say will address Liberal increases

Scheer says the cut would apply to the lowest income bracket

B.C. VIEWS: Cutting wood waste produces some bleeding

Value-added industry slowly grows as big sawmills close

Pedestrian struck and killed by vehicle in Surrey

Investigators were asking anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward

Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for devastating downturn in B.C. forestry

Some say the high cost of logs is the major cause of the industry’s decline in B.C.

Federal food safety watchdog says batch of baby formula recalled

The agency says it’s conducting a food safety investigation

Vancouver’s Tristan Connelly shocks the UFC world

Late replacement upsets big favourite Pereira, main event sees Gaethje stop Cerrone in round one

Most Read