Founded in 2000 by NHL Coach Rick Bowness in collaboration with several retired NHL’ers living in the Maritimes and a group of business leaders in the Halifax area.
Maritime NHL’ers for Kids embraces the spirit of three (3) founding principles:
- Help remove the financial barriers preventing young boys and girls from playing minor hockey in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.
- Provide new and different role models for young minor hockey players.
- Showcase the rich history and emerging status of our Maritime hockey pedigree by engaging hockey stars, past, present, and future, as celebrity guests.
Over 18 years, as many as 3500 young boys and girls have received registration fees or equipment assistance.