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Canadians raise money for Ice Hockey in Harlem

The Canadian Association of New York has raised $30,000 for Ice Hockey in Harlem, a non-profit group that provides disadvantages kids in Harlem with access to equipment, ice time and travel opportunities, as well as a greater chance to be part of the hockey community.
The outdoor hockey tournament took place over two days in New York last weekend at the Lasker Rink in Central Park. It featured 16 teams competing to raise money for the charity. Teams came down from Canada annually. Many are sponsored by law firms that use the opportunity to participate in the sport and the charity, as well as take advantage of the city's nightlife. A few teams such as the one for sponsored by Canadian law firm Norton Rose are notorious for not making it to the final round because they're too banged up, says Dean Keyworth, the CANY president and tournament participant. 
Since the tournament's inception seven years ago, CANY has raised $100,000 for Ice Hockey in Harlem. John Sanful, the charity’s executive director, said the charity's participants "learn to skate and play at Lasker Rink and have classroom time, studying topics such as geometry and geography as they relate to the sport."
The article in Bloomberg Businessweek writes "CANY, whose mission is to foster goodwill between Canadians and Americans, began the tournament with a bunch of guys who simply wanted to play hockey." 
“I feel like I could fill this thing three or four times over, but there’s only so much ice time I can get,” Keyworth said. “The pond hockey concept has got a lot of traction.”
The UCC Blues from Toronto’s Upper Canada College won this year's tournament with a 4-2 win in the final against the Nyack/Tappan Zee Ice Hawks.
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Original source: Bloomberg Businessweek 
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