The Vancouver Canucks are donating hockey equipment to the Hazelton Minor Hockey Association.
The first 15 players to sign up in the initiation and novice program will receive the equipment.
Hazelton Minor Hockey Association President Ryneld Starr hopes the donations will boost the number of kids signing up.
Starr says they’re currently using the old arena as an outdoor rink while a committee works on finding the funds for a new arena.
Starr says BC Hockey helped them work with the Canucks to get the donations.
He feels it will open up a lot of opportunities for the kids around Hazelton.