On Dec. 8 at the Great Pacific Forum, two rival hockey teams came together in the spirit of the holiday season and worked together to support their local food banks.
The Atom A1 South Delta Storm and Semiahmoo Ravens decided to use their league game as an opportunity to collect donations for the food bank.
With the teams challenging each other to see which could bring the most food items to the game, what was expected to be a close contest on the ice became a close contest off it too.
The final tally was a dead heat with the teams bringing in a combined 490 items for the food bank.
On the ice, the contest was close as well with Semiahmoo squeaking out a 3-2 win.
"We were excited when Semiahmoo asked us to participate with them in their food drive and we suggested that we turn it into a challenge as both these teams are very competitive and we knew the challenge would ensure the food bank would be ultimate winner," said Nancy Morison, manager of the Storm.
At the halfway point of the season, the South Delta Storm, coached by Lawson "Boots" Boutilier, are at the top of tier one in the Fraser Valley with a record of seven wins and just three losses.