December’s Mascot of the Month is none other than the energetic and beloved Copper of the Coaldale Copperheads. Copper has quickly skated into the hearts of fans with his vibrant personality and his impressive skating skills. Let’s dive into what makes Copper so special!

About Copper

  • Birthday: August 27, 2007
  • Favorite Movie: The Mighty Ducks
  • Favorite TV Show: Hockey Night in Canada
  • Favorite Food: Cheeseburger from the “Ice Hut” at the Snake Pit Arena
  • Favorite Color: Orange and Black
  • Favorite Song: “Copperhead Road” by Steve Earle
  • Favorite Pastime: Watching Coaldale Minor Hockey Games
  • Hidden Talent: Skating! That’s right, Copper is a snake who can skate like a pro!


Copper has the coolest job in southern Alberta, bringing joy and excitement to everyone at the Copperheads Junior Hockey games in the Snake Pit, Coaldale’s local hockey arena. But Copper’s presence isn’t just felt at games; he loves to slither into community events, bringing smiles to faces young and old.

Copper’s Vision

Copper’s vision is to spread happiness throughout the Town of Coaldale. He’s not just a mascot; he’s a friend to all, creating new bonds wherever he goes.

A Dream Realized

The Coaldale Copperheads had long wished for a mascot like Copper, and thanks to fundraising efforts and a significant grant, Copper was brought to life. He proudly wears one of the coolest jerseys in the Heritage Junior Hockey League, boasting a logo designed by local artist Barry Overn.

A Nod to History

Copper’s jersey number 78 pays homage to the Copperheads’ first season in 2007-2008, reflecting the team’s history as a not-for-profit registered hockey team.

The Name “Copper”

It’s a name that resonates with strength and connection to the team. Copper feels honored to be part of such a giving organization and looks forward to meeting fans along his journey.

Copper is more than just a mascot; he’s a symbol of community spirit and the joy of hockey. If you’re in Coaldale, keep an eye out for Copper’s slick moves on the ice and his friendly wave off it. Here’s to Copper, our Mascot of the Month, who reminds us that with a little bit of fun and a lot of heart, we can all skate towards a brighter day.