The annual Cody Dennis Memorial Game is back for its 15th year.
On June 8, 2004, Cody was killed on his Harley at the 2A and Hwy 597 intersection, where he was going south to Red Deer when a truck turned left in front of him.
Each year an award is given in his name to a player who shows sportsmanship, team leadership, heart and other important factors.
Brenda Dennis, his mother says they were overwhelmed by the amount of support from the community. "We really didn't think that it would last this long, it just keeps carrying on which is awesome, we've got a central Alberta toy run and bikers come and volunteer every year and they are a big part of what keeps us going too."
Two kids from each level are selected to play in the 1st period of the game. The 2nd and 3rd period will be coaches and Alumni vs. the Original team that played with Cody Dennis.
Those that have won the Cody Dennis Memorial award are also invited to play if there is a lack of players.
"We try to keep it with the alumni, as the boys are getting older there is not a lot that is playing hockey anymore."
Cody's Memorial Fund has been used for the purchase of goal equipment, goalie clinic, power skate, Bantam jerseys, and hockey socks, and more.
The Dennis family supports the Blackfalds Minor Hockey Association in many different ways and this is one of their greatest and most heartfelt fundraisers.
The game is on Saturday, January 26 and puck drop is at 6 p.m at the Blackfalds Multiplex.