Remembering Sam

Mike Summers (assistant manager Cockburn Ice Arena) with Georgia Hurst (Attadale)
Mike Summers (assistant manager Cockburn Ice Arena) with Georgia Hurst (Attadale)

Sam died in 2009 after being diagnosed with bowel cancer. He was just 17.

Organisers hope the fifth Sam Hurst Memorial Ice Hockey Game will see the total raised for the foundation since the first game in 2009 exceed the $50,000 mark.

Sam’s mum Lorna said the intra-club game got bigger every year and was the perfect way to honour her son.

‘The Cockburn Ice Arena management and staff, as well as the Cockburn Hawks Ice Hockey Club, have always supported and promoted the memorial game,’ she said.

‘Every year the game has been a sell-out and we as a family are very humbled by the amount of funds that are raised and donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, as well as the number of people who come along and show their support.

‘The players always comment that they want to play in the memorial game because they want to remember Sam, but also because this is the biggest crowd that many of them would play in front of.’