Benjamin Rubin, an 18-year-old Shomer Shabbos hockey player has the next week to choose between his religion and his passion — hockey. Benjamin was previously given permission not to play a number of games during Shabbos last year.
This year, the Montreal native was traded from the Quebec Remparts Major Junior team to the Gatineau Olympiques.
Many junior hockey games are played over Shabbos, and the governor of the new team, is trying to make Rubin more of a full-time participant. “No decision has been made one way or another, meetings are still taking place,” between the team, the boy and his family, Charles Henry said.
It is interesting to note, that YW had reported – (HERE) on April 29 – that Benjamin had been kicked off the Quebec City Remparts junior team) because he refused to play on Shabbos.
(With reporting by the Star Phoenix)