Lace up the skates and take to the ice with Barrie native and Kitchener Rangers goaltender Jacob Ingham and a host of other Ontario Hockey League and National Hockey League drafted players, all in support of a great cause.

The free skate for Barrie area players, being held August 17 at the Allandale Recreation Centre, is all part of Hockey Gives Blood and its “Jake’s Saves” Campaign, in support of the Barrie Donor Centre.

Hockey Gives Blood is partnered with Canadian Blood Services to create awareness amongst the hockey community about the importance of blood and stem cell donation. Ingham is the first recipient of the Dayna Brons Honorary Award, which recognizes an individual from Canada’s hockey community who exhibits outstanding dedication towards patients who rely on blood and stem cell products in Canada.

Ingham, a sixth-round pick of the Los Angeles Kings in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, spent three seasons with the Mississauga Steelheads before being acquired in late June by Kitchener.

There are only 50 spots available for the fun skate, which runs from 1-3 p.m., so make sure to sign up as quick as you can. To register, RSVP [email protected] with the participating player’s name, age, team and position, along with a contact number.

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