The holiday season is here, and that means hockey teams pitching in to help over the holidays.
On Saturday at Plymouth Cultural Center, Salem’s varsity boys hockey team is holding its annual Toys for Tots game, against the campus rival Canton Chiefs.
Puck drop is 8 p.m. and any fan coming to the arena with a new, unwrapped toy will receive a raffle ticket for the chance to win a $25 gift card. The drawing will take place between the first and second periods.
For more information, contact Salemboyshockey@pccsk12.com.
Helping the band
The hockey goodwill actually got going Tuesday night at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth when the Detroit Red Wings Alumni Association skated against the USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program U18s.
Money generated through “Pucks for Paradise” will benefit the Plymouth-Canton Marching Band’s participation in the 127th Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif. on Jan. 1.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the arena by calling (734) 453-8400 or going online to www.pcmb.net.
The last time the band played at the parade was 1973 — several years before any of the former Red Wings in Tueday’s lineup skated for the NHL team.
Among former Red Wings playing in the game are John Ogrodnick, Eddie Mio, Jimmy Carson, Dino Ciccarelli, Petr Klima, Darren McCarty, Larry Murphy and Brent Fedyk.