Parents, players and coaches started putting together a special box filled with personal gifts and encouraging messages.
Sometimes the most memorable moments in sport happen after the game is over.
That was certainly the case last weekend, when a Pee Wee A girls hockey team from Tignish, Prince Edward Island, showed parents, coaches and opposing players what true sportsmanship really looks like.
Tignish Aces manager Sonya Bernard said it was something the team will never forget.
"It was just a moment of, 'This is what it's all about.' And to teach it to such young girls is just amazing because they are never going to forget that moment either."