Blackie, Alberta, Canada, November 17, 2019. © J. Ashley Nixon
The following film was made on November 17, 2019 as a contribution to Hockey 24, a documentary about community hockey in Canada. Presented by Scotiabank, this collaborative venture, involving the work of filmmakers from across the country is scheduled to be released in Spring 2020.
Set on the Prairies, 70 km southeast of Calgary, the farming community of Blackie, Alberta may be small in population (314 according to the 2016 census) but proportionately big on the hockey map of Canada. The hamlet was the homeplace of two NHL players. “Boxcar” Pat Egan (1918-2008) played with the Boston Bruins and New York Americans. Jeremy Colliton, (born 1985) played with New York Islanders and has been the head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks since 2018.
Calgary Fire versus Rocky Mountain Raiders
The Blackie Arena was the venue for an Alberta Female Hockey League Midget Elite game on November 17 between Rocky Mountain Raiders, from Okotoks and Calgary Fire White.
Please follow this link for the match report.
Photos from the game
Please visit J. Ashley Nixon Communications for more photos from the Fire White versus Rocky Raiders and other hockey games.
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