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Hockey coach aims for $10K trek from Nunavut to Geraldton

A former teacher from Greenstone, Ont. wants to bring the hockey team he now coaches from Whale Cove, Nunavut to Geraldton, Ont. — but he needs to raise about $10,000 to make the trip.
Hockey is a popular sport in Whale Cove, Nunavut. A coach there says he hopes to give some players the opportunity to travel to a tournament in Geraldton, Ont. (Supplied)

A former teacher from Greenstone wants to bring the hockey team he now coaches from Whale Cove, Nunavut to Geraldton — but he needs to raise about $10,000 to make the trip.

Andrew McFarlane, a Whale Cove, Nunavut hockey coach hopes to bring his team to play a seven-game series against the Geraldton High School hockey team, March 16-23, 2014. (Supplied)

Andrew McFarlane said there is already a lot of support from the Greenstone area to bring his team of 10 kids to compete against the Geraldton High School hockey team in March.

“Robin's Donuts in Longlac has actually offered to buy jerseys which is amazing,” he said. “We've had support through Beaulieu Bus Lines. One of the bus drivers has donated his driving. We've had a bed and breakfast in Geraldton offer to … put us up.”

McFarlane has set up a page on the website gofundme.com to raise funds for the trip. The page reads in part, "In Whale Cove, Nunavut, hockey is what they do, it is what they know and it truly is part of their culture." 

It goes on to read that the team has already booked the trip using a credit card.

"We are going," it reads, "but we need your help."

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