Regals need more Good Deeds votes

Find themselves falling further behind Miners

Published on April 19, 2017

Members of the Alberton Pee Wee A Regals display a sampling of the food they collected during a food drive in support of the West Prince Caring Cupboard in February. Team members are, front row from left, Dakota Williams, Ian O’Brien; back row, Dylan Gallant, Brandon MacDougall, Ethan O’Brien, Lucas Skerry, Carson Dunbar, Noah Perry, Julian Perry, Lance Arsenault and, missing Bryce Silliker and Brant Hudson. The team is the P.E.I. finalist for Chevrolet’s Good Deeds Cup. Online voting to decide the champion ends Friday at 1 a.m.

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ALBERTON -- Despite seeing their vote total climb by 9,492 votes in a 24-hour period since 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, the Alberton Pee Wee A Regals have slipped further behind the Glace Bay Miners in a spirited sprint for the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup.

The Miners accumulated 10,216 online votes during that same period and by 8:30 a.m. Wednesday were 1,864 votes ahead of the second place Regals (82,765 to 80,901).

The Miners and the Regals have commanding leads on the other 11 regional finalists from across the country in the quest for the Good Deeds Cup. Voting ends at 1 a.m. (Atlantic time) Friday, and Chevrolet will then scrutinize the votes to ensure voters in all regions have complied with the one vote per device per 24-hour period stipulation during the three-week contest.

Several businesses and fishermen in West Prince have put up prizes for lotteries to help encourage people to vote for the Regals.

Pee Wee teams in the Good Deeds Cup competition are vying for a prize package that includes $10,000 for the winning team and $15,000 for the charity of the winning team’s choice.

Thirteen regional finalists from across the country were selected for the online competition based on their video submissions about good deeds they performed off-the-ice. The Regals were selected as the P.E.I. representative based on a video about them conducting a door-to-door canvass in support of the West Prince Caring Cupboard.

If the Regals win the competition, they plan to split the charitable donation portion of the prize between Home Care-Palliative Care in West Prince and Go! West Prince’s Try Hockey Program. They have indicated they would also donate $3,000 of their $10,000 prize money to another local charity.