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The PEI Rocket will take to the ice on Sunday, March 8th for a friendly competition where the team will be split up into Team Red versus Team Blue. This event, presented by K-Rock 105.5 and Ocean 100.3 is guaranteed to be a fun time as the players show off their individual skills as they try to gain the upper hand in bragging rights among the other players. "This type of event gives the fans an opportunity to see the players in a much friendlier environment instead of the intense competitive nature of games", said GM Kent Hudson.

The event will be hosted on the ice by K-Rock 105.5's own Blair Rhodes. Each of the Rocket teams will also feature a radio personality. Zack Bell of K-Rock 105.5 will participate on one of the teams and Kirk MacKinnon of Ocean 100.3 will participate on the other team.

One of the most exciting components of the event is that each team will also feature a lucky minor hockey player. Every child under the age of 14 on PEI interested in being selected for this once in a lifetime experience can visit Source For Sports in Charlottetown and Summerside beginning now, until March 5th to fill in a ballot. The winners will be announced live on the air on K-Rock 105.5 and Ocean 100.3 Friday morning, March 6th. Two lucky winners will be given the opportunity to participate on one of the two Rocket teams that have been formed and will participate in each of the 5 skills events.

"Source For Sports is very pleased to be a major part of this Hockey Skills Challenge during "Hockey Day on PEI". We encourage all Hockey players under 14 to drop by Source For Sports and win a chance to shoot with "The Rocket"!!, said Terry Hennessey, owner.

This new Rocket Hockey Club event will feature the following individual events:

Event #1 - Obstacle Course Relay - Each team member will follow an obstacle course while carrying a puck.

Event #2 - Fastest Skater - Each team will select four individuals to take part in the fastest skater competition by skating one full lap around the ice surface.

Event #3 - Shooting Accuracy - Each team will select four individuals to take part in the shooting accuracy competition.

Event #4 - Hardest Shot - Each team will select four individuals to take part in the hardest shot competition.

Event #5 - Penalty Shots - Each team member will have an opportunity to take part in the breakaway competition. Each goal scored results in a point for the team, or each save made by the goaltender will result in a point.

General admission seating will be available for $2.00 per person beginning at 1:00 PM. All proceeds from the event will be in support of the PEI Rocket Education Fund which provides scholarships and bursaries to players to continue their education after their playing days with the Rocket are over. Fans are also encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item in support of the Food Bank. Lions Club members will be on hand to accept all donations.
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