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Tuesday afternoon the Pembina Valley Minor Hockey and Morden Minor Hockey Associations received donations from the Esso Cup planning committee.

Over $17,000 was given to the two organizations.

"The Esso Cup was a huge success and this is a way that it's able to give back to the community," Host Committee Chair Clare Agnew says.

The Pembina Valley Minor Hockey Association received $11,600.

"We're going to help support development of female hockey and female officials for years to come," Pembina Valley Minor Hockey Association Director Greg Ens says.

Meanwhile, Morden Minor Hockey received $6,000 and President Steve Mullin says the executive is excited to grow the female game.

"It's obviously very generous and very welcome," Mullin says.

He notes the Esso Cup has done much for the community and Morden Minor Hockey, adding this donation is like a cherry on top of it all.

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