Cochrane's two largest high schools are getting set to go head-to-head in the name of charity. 

The Cochrane Classic, an annual charity hockey game between Bow Valley High School and Cochrane High will take place on March 20, raising funds and food donations for the Cochrane Activettes Food Bank. 

Bow Valley Grade 12 Leadership student, Madi Tolton says this year they're celebrating the 21st anniversary of the event, which is about so much more than just hockey.

"You don't have to know how to play hockey to play but I think that is the best part about it. It's really to put a spotlight on the seniors in our school. So the grade twelves are generally the players that play and a few grade elevens kind of make it in there sometimes, which is super awesome."

Sierra Heier says the event brings the community together in support of the food bank.  

"The two schools are definitely each other's biggest rivals but it's also fun because they get to connect in a way that normally we don't ​​​​get to. It's also not just for the charity, but it's also just school spirit. It brings out what we value as Bow Valley and Cochrane High and it just shows two sides of it."

The Cochrane Classic goes on March 20 at 4:15 p.m. at SLS Centre. 

Tickets are $2 at the door at Totem one with all donations going to the Cochrane Activettes Food Bank. 

Last year's game brought in more than $6,400 for the food bank and the game ended in a 3-3 tie.