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24-hour Hockey Game Keeps Alive the Memory of Matt Cook

For Tammy Coley, the idea of honouring the memory of Matthew Cook was a no-brainer.

Coley is the owner of Edge Power Skating and the chairperson of a 24-hour hockey game/fundraiser where all the proceeds will be donated to the Matt Cook Foundation, a non-profit society which raises funds for rare cancer research.

A St. Francis Xavier High School graduate with a passion for hockey, Cook lost his life in 2010 after a four-year battle with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.

He played for the Bonnyville Pontiacs in the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) before his illness took his left leg.

But that never stopped Cook, as he continued to compete as a sledge hockey player — a game in which he excelled at and worked his way onto the Canadian national team.

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