The Jr A Valley Wildcats look forward to March with plenty at stake after a hectic February schedule following the pause in the MHL season. The club has six home games on tap at the Kings Mutual Century Centre in the month of March, which is also the final month of the MHL regular season. The Wildcats are in a tight battle near the top of the Eastlink South division, so there will be plenty of high-stakes and exciting hockey ahead.
In addition to the play on the ice, the March 5th home game against the Truro Bearcats marks a very important night in the organization’s calendar. This date will be a part of ‘First Responders Week’ across the MHL. Between February 3rd and March 5th there will have been twelve games played in honor of First Responders throughout the Maritimes in this league-wide initiative.
This year’s game has added significance as one of our defencemen, Noah Wilson, is currently serving as a volunteer firefighter with the Aylesford & District Volunteer Fire Department. Noah is following in his father’s footsteps in aspiring to be a professional firefighter. He has already participated in the Firefighter Training Division Program at a facility in Crowley, Texas USA receiving the following certificates: NFPA 1001 Firefighter Level I&II and NFPA 472: HAZMAT Awareness & Operations. Noah is currently enrolled in the Fire Service Instructor 1 course through the Justice Institute of British Columbia. Upon completion, he will receive NFPA 1041 standard for fire service instructor professional qualifications.
First Responders Night has always been an annual event that both the Valley organization and fans alike have held in high regard and close to the heart. It brings to the forefront those who do so much for the community, including celebrating Noah as one of our own on the front lines. The Wildcats invite the Valley community to once again come out and join us in paying tribute to all of our First Responders. Puck drop is 7:30pm.