Tickets were sold out weeks before the doors opened at the New London Community Complex to alumni, current players, parents, friends and others involved in the longest running friendly hockey exchange in the world.
More than 280 tickets were sold to the Jan 26 Kensington, PEI-Bedford, Que., Peewee Friendship Hockey Exchange welcome banquet. Included in their number were members of the very first exchange, some wearing their jerseys. Events later in the weekend included alumni breakfasts, official photos and ceremonies, hockey games, entertainment and a social at the Kensington Legion and a march on Sunday from the Kensington Town Hall to the Community Gardens for the closing friendship game.
Story and photos by Jim Brown
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