The Widnes Wild & Riverside Raiders are delighted to announce that their Charity game on December 27th will be named after local Ice Hockey Player Antony Morris, who sadly passed away recently.
Widnes Wild Head Coach Scott Mckenzie had this to say about the news:"To be able to name this game after Antony is a massive honour for the Widnes Wild & Riverside Raiders. I was fortunate enough to have spent time on the ice with Antony during the summer when I first arrived here in Widnes and also on the Clarke & Co Hockey Camp, so to learn about his passing was a real shock to me. I am glad that we can create a memorial cup that will be named in his honour and played for annually."
Sprakes & Sons have kindly offered to sponsor the event. This is what they had to say about the Antony Morris Memorial Cup and being a part of it:
‘We at Sprakes & Sons Ltd already sponsor Widnes Wild so when we heard that a new cup was to be played for annually in Widnes we thought it would be a perfect idea to sponsor this cup and name it the Antony Morris Memorial Cup in memory of Antony.’
Antony's family and his fiancee were contacted to ask if they would be agreeable to this gesture and they said that they appreciated all the support and respect that the Widnes Ice Hockey family have shown towards Antony, and that he himself would have been delighted and honoured to have a cup in his name.
The Widnes Wild and Riverside Raiders will be raising money for Ronald McDonald House on the evening of the game so we urge fans to come down and enjoy the game of ice hockey, played the right way, for a great cause, in memory of a great man.