As the clock counted down to the final buzzer at the 2023 Centennial Cup, Brooks Bandits helmets and gloves went flying as RCMP Central Plains Inspector Paul Peddle prepared for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Dressed in Red Serge, Peddle made a triumphant walk out onto the ice with the Centennial Cup trophy.

"They asked if I was available to do it on short notice, and luckily, I was around and was able to take part in that very worthwhile event," he continues. "It was quite the cool experience to bring the Centennial Cup onto the ice and to see the excitement in the players and the coach's eyes that won that award."

Peddle, who has been around the nation with the RCMP, says he has gotten the opportunity at other sporting affairs to pull out his Red Serge, but this was the first time he's got to do so for something as big as the Centennial Cup.

"To see these young athletes showcase their talent on a national level and to have a national broadcasting corporation there, like TSN, It was quite the experience and something I'm very proud that I was able to be a part of."

The RCMP inspector adds that while the trophy presentation was a thrill, he was also very pleased with how the tournament played out.

"I know it takes a lot of people to make this a success, and a lot of people that I know from the community took part in it, and just thanks to all the volunteers. I know they are a big part of making this hockey tournament the way it was."