Featuring NHL Alumni, Local Dignitaries and Members of Parliament
Brockville – Leeds & Grenville’s Charity Hockey Challenge is being held this Thursday, October 19th at the Brockville Memorial Centre.
This highly-charged hockey event starts at 7:00pm and is Co-chaired by MP Gord Brown, MPP Steve Clark and Mayor David Henderson. Also, being a key part of this event are the Honorary-Chairs George Tackaberry of G. Tackaberry & Son’s Construction and Gerald Tallman of Tallman Truck Centre.
This year’s event will see NHL Alumni, OHL Alumni and Local Dignitaries take to the ice in the spirit of sportsmanship and fair play, with all proceeds going to CPHC. So far in the line-up we have Doug Smith who played for the Los Angeles Kings, Buffalo Sabres, Edmonton Oilers, Vancouver Canucks and Pittsburgh Penguins, over the course of his career. He was selected second overall in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft. Rick Smith (no relation to Doug) was originally drafted by the Boston Bruins in the second round (7th overall) in the 1966 NHL Amateur Draft. He played for the Boston Bruins, St. Louis Blues, Detroit Red Wings, and the Washington Capitals. He won the Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruins in 1970. Alan McCauley, played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for ten years with the Toronto Maple Leafs, San Jose Sharks, and the Los Angeles Kings. Prior to his NHL career, McCauley was named CHL Player of the Year for 1996–97 while a member of the Ottawa 67&’s. He was also a First Team All-Star in 1996 and 1997 and represented Canada at the 1996 and 1997 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, winning gold medals on both occasions. McCauley was born in Brockville, Ontario, but grew up in Gananoque. Shawn Rivers, played in the National Hockey League with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Prior to his professional career, he played for the St. Lawrence University Skating Saints. We also have OHL Alumni player Brandon Prophet, Brett Gibson, Kevin Grimes and Graeme Brown.
Taking to the ice for our local dignitaries and members of parliament are, Minister of Justice Attorney General of Canada The Honourable Peter McKay, Leader of the Ontario PC Party Patrick Brown, MPP Leeds & Grenville Steve Clark, MP Leeds Grenville Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes Gord Brown, and Brockville Mayor David Henderson. The Co-chairs are still finalizing the roster with more NHL Alumni, Local Dignitaries and Members of Parliament to come.
“I am look forward to seeing our Co-Chairs on the ice with what sounds like a great roster of players” says Rosemary Nichol Executive Director for CPHC.
The night will start off with the introduction of the players as they take to the ice, followed by a special performance by Thousand Islanders Chorus with the singing of two Canadian Songs. The game will consist of two 20 minute periods, with a 20 minute intermission. Starting off the intermission will be a short game of hockey with our local novice kids, then brief speeches, and ending it with the Return Flight Raffle Draw.
Tickets for the Charity Hockey Challenge are just $5.00 and can be purchased at the door or by calling Crystal at CPHC (613)342-3693 ext. 2072.
To show their support towards the Hockey Challenge, Air Canada came in as one of our major sponsors by donating two economy class return tickets to any Air Canada Destination of your choice. CPHC has created a raffle for these return tickets and are now available. Tickets are $10.00 each and can be purchased at the game or by calling Crystal. Keep watch as CPHC will also be selling the raffle tickets out in the community at local businesses.
“I can’t say enough about MP Gord Brown, MPP Steve Clark and Mayor Henderson, whose efforts in supporting CPHC and ensuring this event is a great success, has been truly amazing”, says Nichol.
CPHC is a registered charity that provides a variety of services and support to seniors and their caregivers. CPHC strives to deliver as many programs surrounding seniors and those living with a disability as they possibly can. Their goal is to keep clients safely in their own homes for as long, healthy, and safe as possible, because that is where they want to be! Some of the major services are In-Home Respite Care, Caregiver Support (Education and Counselling), Lifeline, Meals on Wheels, Transportation, Adult Day Service, Foot Care, and Diners Clubs.
For more information about CPHC please visit: https://www.cphcare.ca/