The Northeast Eagles remain aloft in the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup.
The Torbay-based peewee C hockey team has been revealed as one of three finalists in the running for the first prize of $100,000 in the national competition that encourages peewee players to make a difference in their communities.
The money will go to the winning team’s charity of choice. In the Eagles’ case, that’s the Rainbow Riders therapeutic riding program.
The team’s fundraising efforts have already raised more than $21,000 for the Rainbow Riders, a program that uses horses and horseback-riding to help children with physical, mental and cognitive disabilities.
Chevrolet's #GoodDeedsCup Top 3 have been chosen. The NE Eagles who fundraised for a therapeutic riding centre. The Rebels who fundraised for para athletes. And the SW Kings who fundraised for a player with a spinal injury. Which team's good deed do you think was most inspiring?— Chevrolet Canada (@ChevroletCanada) February 16, 2020
The Northeast team had been one of 10 regional finalists. The final three — the SW Kings of Winnipeg and the Regina Rebels are the other two — were determined by the numbers of views of videos outlining each team’s efforts.
The Eagles’ video presentation received nearly 90,000 views before that portion of the competition closed a little over a week ago.
The Northeast team won $2,000 as a regional finalist and another $5,000 for making the final three.
The overall winner will be determined by a special panel of judges, although the Eagles are still encouraging views of their video.
The final winner will be announced during the Hockey Night In Canada on Feb. 29.
Members of the Eagles are Ben Hiscock, Alec Moores, Jaiden Noseworthy, Tristan Bradbury, Drew Hudson, Kyle Rowe, Ryder Bradbury, Matthew Smith, Daniel Ozon, Ben Noseworthy, Reid Parsons, Cole Moran, Jack Steele, Joshua Cadigan, Michael Chambers, Sam Chaulk and Kobe Nippard.