The Peewee Pas Huskies will be helping out Oscar's Place big time, as the homeless shelter in the Pas will be receiving $15,000 from the Huskies after they were the winners of the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup.
"They've been going through a really tough time, and they were at risk of closing," said Jerome Conaty, Coach for the Huskies. "We didn't even have plans of entering the Good Deeds Cup, but then we got an email from Chevrolet saying we could, so we thought why not, and we ended up winning. We were the smallest community in the contest, so it's just surreal."
Jerome was told about a week ago that his team won the Cup when he was called by Chevrolet, but none of the players found out until a practice was scheduled for 6:00 a.m. this morning.
When the players arrived at the rink, they noticed their arena (Roy H Johnston Arena) was completely different. Throughout the weekend, crews worked through the night and changed all the logos on the boards to Chevrolet, Good Deeds and the Pas Huskies and the Huskies' dressing room was completely redesigned as well.
"The kids were in absolute shock," said Conaty. "They were still half-asleep and didn't even know what was going on. It was like a Hollywood production the crews put on. It was just amazing."
The $15,000 that Oscar's Place will be getting will go towards cots and other needs that are required.
"If we won, we knew the money was going to Oscar's," said Conaty. "Everyone is just so happy, and still kind of shocked, but it's such a great feeling for the Huskies, the community and Oscar's Place as well."
When asked what Good Deed is next up for the Huskies, Conaty noted anytime we can because Good Deeds don't just stop.