The Bobby Orr Community Centre will host what will probably be the most unique and perhaps the funniest hockey game Parry Sound has ever witnessed.

What’s even better is that it’s all to raise money for three of Parry Sound’s charitable organizations.

On Wednesday, February 20th, the Knights of Columbus-Shriners Eager Beavers will take on the Flying Fathers hockey team in the Flying Fathers Triple H Charity Challenge.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to The Hope Pregnancy Support Centre, Habitat for Humanity, and Hospice West Parry Sound.

If you had any doubt, the Flying Fathers are indeed a hockey team made up of Catholic priests.

The event is the brainchild of former Parry Sound Councillor, Wayne Cormier.

As Cormier recalls the story, he met Fr. John Perdue at a wedding and heard the Father had revived the Flying Fathers hockey team.

When Cormier heard the team was playing in a charity event in Peterborough last year, he, in jest, challenged the team to play against the Eager Beavers, never expecting the Flying Fathers to accept the challenge.

Before he knew it, he was contacted by the new General Manager of the team, Barrie Schultz and the game was on!

The Flying Fathers were originally founded by Fr. Brian McKee in North Bay who organized a single hockey game in the early 1960s to raise money for an altar boy who had sustained an eye injury and required surgery.

The team went on to take part in numerous charitable events throughout the decades.

Wayne Cormier says one of the many highlights of the hockey challenge will be the food!


If you’re guessing the Charity Challenge will have a religious take to it, you can guess again.

The tone of the hockey game will be less like the Vatican and more like the Harlem Globetrotters as Parry Sound Councillor Doug McCann describes.


It all takes place on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 at the Bobby Orr Community Centre.

Doors open at 5:30 pm and the first puck drops at 6:30 pm

For ticket and all the other information you’ll need, visit the Flying Fathers Triple H Charity Challenge website or click the banner in the sidebar of this website.