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Posted by Lakeland Connect on Monday, August 24, 2020

BCHS offering unique youth hockey opportunity

Family ties of incoming BCHS principal Mark Centazzo created opportunities for Bonnyville hockey players.

BCHS students will get the chance to learn from some top junior hockey talent next week.

The school will be hosting a one-off skate and skills event which will feature three WHL players, Zane Franklin, Dallas Hines, and Orrin Centazzo, who’ve offered their time to help students hone their skills on the ice.

The event came about almost by chance after uncle and new BCHS principal Mark Centazzo asked his nephew if he had time to spare.

“Orrin Centazzo is a nephew of mine, while the other players, Dallas Hines and Zane Franklyn, they’re his cousins, so all those young gentlemen are what I call nephews of mine,” said Mark Centazzo.

“I was talking with family about my new job, and I mentioned if Orrin would be willing to come and skate with some of the students here.

“He said yes, he’s interested in coming, then he reached out to Dallas and Zane, and after a bit of scheduling we were able to settle on a date.”

The three Marwayne-born players will be at the Bonnyville Centennial Centre on September 3rd for two, hour-and-a-half sessions, the first starting at 11:30am and the second at 1:30pm.

There will be 15 spots available, though the number could increase if demand is high enough.

“I’ve also reached out to Vince Spila [ÉNDHS principal] and told him that if there were spots available and Bonnyville Central students weren’t jumping on them, Notre Dame High kids would be welcome to sign up,” said Centazzo on the event’s availability for non-BCHS students.

The event is being catered to students in Grade 9-12.

Parents interested in watching their kids take part in the event will be able to spectate from the stands, which will have a 100 person limit in order to adhere to AHS protocols.

Registration forms can be found at the BCHS office as well as community bulletin boards at the Centennial Centre.

About Chris Lapointe

Chris is a two-time Vancouver Film School graduate, where he originally studied screenwriting and video games. Returning home to the lakeland post-graduation, he was determined to put what he learned to use. He brings with him a laid-back attitude and a love for pop culture that he hopes can be injected into Lakeland Connect's publications.