The 4th annual Grand Plains Celebrity Classic is only 17 days away. On Monday, Ryan Pulock was announced. Today, another past player in the Grand Plains Minor Hockey Association is coming back. Gilbert Plains, Colby Robak will play in the event for the fourth straight year.
"It's great to be playing in the event. It gets better and better every year," said Robak. "To be a part of something that's helping grow hockey in our community, it's a good feeling and it's great to be part of."
Robak played several years in the Grand Plains Minor Hockey Association. With some of the proceeds from the tournament going right back to GPMHA, playing really is a no-brainer for the Gilbert Plains native.
"Grand Plains Minor Hockey is a part of who I am, it helped me grow into the player I am today," added Robak. "To be able to do something like this and give back to the community, it's something I'm really excited about it."
Colby has spent his Tuesdays in Brandon in a men's league. That means he'll be ready come July 27.
"I'm still no Tiger, but I'm working on it," he added with a chuckle.
When it comes to hockey, Robak played this past season with Vaasan Sport. When it comes to next season, he's not sure where he'll end up.
"I'm just sort of playing the waiting game. It's sort of been my whole career so I'm not really worried about it," concluded Robak. "We're open to a lot of options whether that's in North America or overseas. We'll see where the hockey gods take us."
If you'd like to enter, call the Gilbert Plains Country Club at 548-3030. Only paid entries will be accepted. Its $500 per team and that includes your round, meal and a chance at some great prizes.