The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO), Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) and Northern Ontario Hockey Association (NOHA) announced in October that 60 sets of goalie equipment would be distributed to minor hockey associations across the program as part of the IBAO Goalie Assist Program.
And Langton and Area Minor Hockey was on their list, with the equipment presented by HWC Insurance in Tillsonburg.
"IBAO is so proud to support the OMHA and NOHA and sponsor this great initiative once again," said IBAO CEO Randy Carroll in a media release. "Brokers are connected to the people in their communities and this donation is just a small example of the great work being done every day to give back."
The IBAO Goalie Assist Program is an effort to support children who have dreams of becoming a hockey goaltender by providing a set of equipment to 5-7 year old players interested in trying the position. In addition, IBAO provides minor hockey associations with goaltending resources to aid coaches.
"I think I can speak for all of the OMHA and its young participants in saying how appreciative we are being part of the IBAO Goalie Assist Program," said Rob Ring, OMHA president, in a media release. "By providing much needed goalie equipment, the IBAO Goalie Assist Program will allow 40 of our youngest hockey players to take the first step in achieving their dream of becoming a goaltender. This program will also help the local minor hockey associations by providing them with goaltender resources to assist their coaches and in providing these young goalies with the best coaching available. This program can only be viewed as a win-win for everyone."