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The puck DOESN’T stop here.

By imagineteamsol - 2 March 2014 33

I only started playing Ice hockey last year, having been a field hockey player for most of my life, but immediately I was taken by how close knit the Ice Hockey community is. Myself and my house mate both started playing at the same time, and were both welcomed into the fold by some of the best people we have ever met. At all levels, there is just an amazing love of the sport, and the amount of support that the community gives to each other and to the Canberra Knights is nothing short of astounding. I don’t know of any other sport in the ACT (besides the Brumbies and the Raiders) where you see kids and adults regularly rocking up to training sessions wearing merchandise from their top level Canberra Team.

From the association which does so much to get the official Ice Hockey season up and running, to the coaches who give up their time to help out, to the players who are always willing to grab a beer or have a chat off the ice (no matter what team you play for), and all the supporters of the Canberra Knights – I am proud to be part of this community.

So I thought, what can I do to help out? The answer was obvious really. The Canberra Knights need our support to survive. The particulars can be worked out later, but right now we need donations. The local company I work for, Imagine Team – has recently developed an app that can be used for paying people. What better use than to collect donations from the local community?

We talked to the captain of the Knights, Mark Rummukainen, and he agreed that it was a good idea, and was happy to get on board. All that there is now is to donate! The problem with “my cause” is that the knights only get your donations if the full amount is raised. By using our app QuicklyPay.it, you can donate free of charge, and you know that the money will go to the Knights regardless of whether the target is hit. To put our money where our mouth is, we’ll even donate an extra 2.4% +.30 of every transaction on top of your donation to the Knights.

To donate, download the app from the apple or android store or visit http://quicklypay.it/download from your phone. On the first screen, press the menu in the top left hand corner (it looks like 3 bars on top of each other) then in the menu, select the option “Promo Code”. Use the code “CK2014” without quotes. This will donate $20 to the cause, which you can then use the app to pay. You can also see how many people have donated from inside the app!

Please guys, don’t let this awesome community down. Let’s show everyone that we Aussies play sports because of the camaraderie, the community, and the general love of the challenge. Lets rise to this challenge and show that we can band together and beat the hard times. Lets save the Canberra Knights.

For more – go to the “Save the Canberra Knights” Facebook page.

What’s Your opinion?


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33 Responses to
The puck DOESN’T stop here.
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MrPC 8:54 am
02 Mar 14
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My understanding is that the only person that wanted to shut down the Canberra Knights was its owner. Why reward the owner with donations? If everyone else wants to stay together, they can reform themselves with a new name and I’d happily donate to that.

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dungfungus 2:28 pm
02 Mar 14
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Convince the ACT Labor Party that there are lot of Labor votes in your cause and overnight you could become the UC Knights with lots of goodies to go with the “sponsorship”.

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miz 6:18 pm
02 Mar 14
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Maybe Phillip [Swimming and] Ice Skating will now finally decide to focus a bit more on the Swimming aspect.

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golden_youth 6:36 pm
02 Mar 14
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MrPC said :

My understanding is that the only person that wanted to shut down the Canberra Knights was its owner. Why reward the owner with donations? If everyone else wants to stay together, they can reform themselves with a new name and I’d happily donate to that.

The donations are going towards the team not the owner (or previous owner). They are looking at taking over the ownership and running the team themselves. It’s all over the CT and on the FB page mentioned in the original post.

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Queen_of_the_Bun 8:28 pm
02 Mar 14
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dungfungus said :

Convince the ACT Labor Party that there are lot of Labor votes in your cause and overnight you could become the UC Knights with lots of goodies to go with the “sponsorship”.

Get your Lib hand off it dungfungus and offer something to the debate, or put your laptop away.

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dungfungus 8:45 am
03 Mar 14
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Queen_of_the_Bun said :

dungfungus said :

Convince the ACT Labor Party that there are lot of Labor votes in your cause and overnight you could become the UC Knights with lots of goodies to go with the “sponsorship”.

Get your Lib hand off it dungfungus and offer something to the debate, or put your laptop away.

I appear to have exposesd a raw nerve here. How come the ACT Labor Government has forked our $750,000 for “beach volleyball facilities”? The folly of this can only mean it is all about buying votes.
It even trumps Kate Carnell’s futsal slab.
What next, a slalom snow ski run at the arboretum?
PS I don’t have a laptop.

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Chop71 12:32 pm
03 Mar 14
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What next, a slalom snow ski run at the arboretum?

now that would be awesome :)

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dungfungus 6:39 pm
03 Mar 14
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Chop71 said :

What next, a slalom snow ski run at the arboretum?

now that would be awesome :)

See? I know how to pull the voters.

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Roundhead89 7:45 pm
03 Mar 14
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I remember when I was at UC (CCAE) in the 1980s a few of the Knights players were students and friends of mine. One also played lead guitar in a band that used to play in the Refectory. They were all Finnish. The player quoted in this article is also Finnish. Is ice hockey big in Finland? I thought it was only big in Canada where it is simply referred to as hockey.

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dungfungus 8:42 am
04 Mar 14
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Roundhead89 said :

I remember when I was at UC (CCAE) in the 1980s a few of the Knights players were students and friends of mine. One also played lead guitar in a band that used to play in the Refectory. They were all Finnish. The player quoted in this article is also Finnish. Is ice hockey big in Finland? I thought it was only big in Canada where it is simply referred to as hockey.

Boozing is big in Finland.

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NoImRight 10:59 am
04 Mar 14
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golden_youth said :

MrPC said :

My understanding is that the only person that wanted to shut down the Canberra Knights was its owner. Why reward the owner with donations? If everyone else wants to stay together, they can reform themselves with a new name and I’d happily donate to that.

The donations are going towards the team not the owner (or previous owner). They are looking at taking over the ownership and running the team themselves. It’s all over the CT and on the FB page mentioned in the original post.

So we are providing money to let a group buy a private asset off another person?

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Ezy 1:31 pm
04 Mar 14
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NoImRight said :

golden_youth said :

MrPC said :

My understanding is that the only person that wanted to shut down the Canberra Knights was its owner. Why reward the owner with donations? If everyone else wants to stay together, they can reform themselves with a new name and I’d happily donate to that.

The donations are going towards the team not the owner (or previous owner). They are looking at taking over the ownership and running the team themselves. It’s all over the CT and on the FB page mentioned in the original post.

So we are providing money to let a group buy a private asset off another person?

Incorrect. The new team is breaking away from the current owner of the Knights brand. The money that is being donated is to help set up the new team so they can compete within the national league.

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Mordd 1:39 pm
04 Mar 14
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Sorry I have a policy against supporting sports which result in horrific head injuries for the players, this includes but is not limited to ice hockey, grid-iron and any extreme sport with a high risk of serious injury or death. Im not going to say ppl shouldnt be able to beat others up with hockey sticks, but I am certainly not going to donate money to support it.

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qbngeek 4:37 pm
04 Mar 14
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I will happily donate when there is a WP8 app.

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NoImRight 4:41 pm
04 Mar 14
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Ezy said :

NoImRight said :

golden_youth said :

MrPC said :

My understanding is that the only person that wanted to shut down the Canberra Knights was its owner. Why reward the owner with donations? If everyone else wants to stay together, they can reform themselves with a new name and I’d happily donate to that.

The donations are going towards the team not the owner (or previous owner). They are looking at taking over the ownership and running the team themselves. It’s all over the CT and on the FB page mentioned in the original post.

So we are providing money to let a group buy a private asset off another person?

Incorrect. The new team is breaking away from the current owner of the Knights brand. The money that is being donated is to help set up the new team so they can compete within the national league.

Who owns the new team? Who gets the money?

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