Local Hockey Players To Compete In European Cup

Declan Waddick and

Declan Waddick and Rorey Elson will travel to the Czech Republic to compete in the European Cup this summer

Local Chatham hockey players: Declan Waddick and Rorey Elson have been selected by Draft Day hockey Inc. to represent Canada in the 2015 Warrior Elite European Cup Tournament in Prague, Czech Republic. This summer, they will play on team Canada (for players born 2005) and battle with top international competition from countries like Sweden, Finland, Norway, Russia and Slovakia.

On July 24, 2015, these 10 year old boys will fly to Munich, Germany where they will take in a practice and exhibition game to get acquainted with their team mates. During their 3 days in Munich, boys will also take advantage of community tours and cultural attractions. Then, the boys will be bussed to Prague, Czech Republic for the international tournament being held at the Letnany Ice Hockey arena There will be a 5 game minimum. The boys will also have some down time in Prague to take in the cultural experience before returning home on August 2, 2015.

The boys attended an evaluation skate in Brantford in December 2014 where their hockey skill and ability was assessed along with many other hockey players from all over (primarily Ontario). Waddick and Elson are looking forward to experience this trip of a lifetime together. They are great friends both on and off the ice, and have been playing hockey together since the age of 7. This upcoming year, they will both play for Chatham-Kent AAA Cyclones for the 2015-16 season. Declan attends Ecole Ste Marie, and Rorey attends McNaugton Avenue Public School.

Team fundraising efforts have begun to offset travel expenses. On Saturday, July 4, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., visit Rorey and Declan at Chatham MAZDA (383 Richmond Street, Chatham) and test drive a vehicle. MAZDA will make a donation for every test drive completed. Their goal is to max out at 40. There will also be a BBQ and Car Wash on-site.

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