Voting begins this morning in the Kraft’s Hockey Goes On contest.
Robert Lutes, head coach of the Acadia Minor Hockey Association’s sledge hockey program, is a finalist. Five of the 20 Atlantic Canadian finalists will win a cash prize. One will win $100,000; four will win $20,000.
The Wolfville man coaches around 15 players of varying abilities ages 10 and up with weekly practices and a number of games a season.
“It might look different on the ice,” Lutes says of the sport, “but the hopes, desires and efforts are similar: players putting in the effort to be the best they can be.”
If chosen, Lutes’ said he hopes the prize money would be used to develop the program locally and “provide more opportunities for those who are unable to play ‘stand up hockey’.”
Results will be announced April 3.