The City of Winnipeg is urging residents to donate their used hockey equipment over the next two weeks in an effort to remove some of the financial barriers to playing the game.
From now until Oct. 28, Winnipeggers can drop off used hockey equipment in bins at city hall and 15 city arenas, Mayor Sam Katz and Elmwood-East Kildonan Coun. Thomas Steen announced this afternoon.
Steen, a former centre with the Winnipeg Jets, said all kids should have the opportunity to play hockey. He also joked current Winnipeg Jets may come by looking for equipment if the NHL lockout drags on.