My name is Ethan Kowatsch and I’m in grade 8 at Tecumseh. I’m also a hockey player for the Toronto Titans. Three years ago while I was watching the NHL awards, Carey Price (Montreal Canadiens goalie) won the Hart trophy. In his acceptance speech he talked about how his community in Anaheim Lake, BC was a remote community and it was very hard to get hockey equipment. So he decided to donate back to his community. This inspired me to want to do the same thing but in Northern Ontario. For the past 3 years I have been doing these donations up to a community called Fort Albany in Northern Ontario – it’s only access is by plane or ice road in the winter.
This year I would love to collect and donate again to this community! I would like to collect any form of hockey equipment, used or new, doesn’t matter. To help me get the equipment to this community I got the help of a former Toronto Maple Leafs goalie and retired OPP officer named Paul Harrison. He will help us get the equipment to the kids in the northern community who want to play hockey but may not have an opportunity without the donated equipment.
Last year we collected 22 bags of equipment, 3 full sets of goalie equipment and over 50 sticks! I’d love to beat that this year!
We will take any equipment that you have to donate (can be skates, shoulder pads, jerseys, helmets, sticks, goalie pads...literally any equipment that is in good working order) - please collect the equipment by October 12th and we’ll help pick up if needed – just let us know.
Feel free to pass this message along to anyone else in the hockey community that would like to donate – share it with your hockey team or any friends with hockey equipment to donate.
We are supported by the Toronto Titans organization, the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL) and the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) – if you want more information check out this article from 2016:
And this video:
OHF video for equipment drive 2017
Thank you in advance for your donation and help!