Monday, November 30, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
NHL Alumni Hockey Schedule 2009/10
Presented by: Scotibank
Have you been to a game yet? So far we have played in North Bay, Bracebridge, Owen Sound and Barrie. If you were in attendance for any of these games please leave some feedback on your experience.
Our next game is in Peterborough on Saturday December 12th at 7PM. If you are in the area come watch some of your favorite Alumni play live at the Peterborough Memorial Arena.
Monday, November 16, 2009
There are only three teams left from the seven week competition;
- Claude Lemieux and Shae-Lynn Bourne
- Stéphane Richer and Marie-France Dubreuil
- Craig Simpson and Jamie Salé
Tonight's finale begins at 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m. NT on CBC
Have you been following this competition at all? If so please let us know how you feel about the concept of it being be franchised to other countries.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
This past Monday, November 9th at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto four of hockey’s greatest players had the honor of being inducted into the Hall of Fame. Brett Hull, Brian Leetch, Luc Robitaille and Steve Yzerman were inducted in the player category while Lou Lamoriello was elected in the Builder Category.
The induction ceremony was aired on TSN and was a magnificent evening of entertainment for any hockey fan.
If you watched it what are your thoughts on the evening?
For a recap of the night please visit the Hockey Hall of Fame’s website at;
Hockey Hall of Fame's Website
Friday, November 6, 2009
Center for the Hockey Hall of Fame Legends Classic Game where Canadian Legends
will be taking on World Legends?
If not we would highly suggest you do for some great Sunday afternoon entertainment.
A few of your favorite legends representing Team Canada are;
Glenn Anderson (HHOF 2008)
Dale Hawerchuk (HHOF 2001)
Lanny McDonald (HHOF 1992)
Mark Messier (HHOF 2007)...
Luc Robitaille (HHOF 2009)
and Wendel Clark.
Representing from team World Legends;
Viacheslav Fetisov (HHOF 2001)
Brian Leetch (HHOF 2009)
Joe Mullen (HHOF 2000)
Borje Salming (HHOF 1996)
Peter Stastny (HHOF 1998)
And many more of your favorite legends such as Bobby Hull(HHOF 1983), Brett Hull(HHOF 2009), and Steve Yzerman (HHOF 2009) to name a
Puck drops at 2:00PM
For more information check out the website at-
Legends Classic Game
Please leave your comments if this is or is not something that you would be interested in attending.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Former NHL great’s figure skating? If you haven’t already heard about Battle of the Blades then you should really check it out. Airing on CBC Television it premiered on October 4th, 2009 from the historic Maple Leaf Gardens. Eight former NHLers are paired with female figure skaters, competing for a donation as much as $100,000 for the winning team – to their favorite charity.
The competing 8 alumni are;
Battling against each other with their talented partners;
These lucky pairs are still in Competition
- Jodeyne Higgins and Ken Daneyko
- Christine Hough-Sweeney and Tie Domi
- Shae-Lynn Bourne and Claude Lemieux
- Marie-France Dubreuil and Stéphane Richer
- Jamie Salé and Craig Simpson
Unfortunately these pairs have been sent packing;
- Isabelle Brasseur and Glenn Anderson
- Kristina Lenko and Bob Probert
- Barb Underhill and Ron Duguay
The show is hosted by Hockey Night in Canada's Ron MacLean and four-time World Figure Skating Champion Kurt Browning.
The judge panel is made up of 2 regular judges Sandra Bezic and Dick Button, plus a guest judge for the week; so far Kelly Hrudey, Don Cherry and George Stroumboulopoulos have had the honor.
If you haven’t had the chance to tune in yet please do so. Airing live Sunday and Monday nights at 8PM/8:30 NT
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
This past September the NHL Alumni Association was proud to host its inaugural NHL Alumni Week. The three events taking place from 9th to 11th was a great way to bring the Alumni together to share stories, have fun and celebrate the achievements of some of the greats all while raising money for the “Hockey’s Greatest Family Fund”.
The week started off with a bang when on September 9th the NHL Alumni Association hosted its second annual “Grapes with the Greats” Wine Tasting Event at the Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel in Toronto celebrating the one year anniversary of the NHL Alumni Signature Wine Series™ launch in Canada. Dozens of hockey greats including, Ted Lindsay, Gordie Howe, Dennis Hextall and Bob Nevin, attended the event that saw an amazing $2,000 raised for the “Hockey’s Greatest Family Fund”.
“It’s great to see our guys out here supporting the Alumni Association and the Wine Series” says Mark Napier, NHL Alumni Association Executive Director. “This is a great event that not only gives the Alumni a chance to catch up over a nice sample of wine, but with it being open to the public it gives fans a chance to meet some of their hockey heroes, all while in support of a great cause”.
The Alumni Wine Series includes 15 bottles of wine bearing likenesses of some of hockey’s legendary players. Proceeds from the sale of the wine will support NHL Alumni Association’s “Hockey’s Greatest Family fund”, which supports former players in need.
More information is available at http://www.alumniwineseries.com/
On September 10th the NHL Alumni Association hosted its 8th Annual Gala Dinner at the Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel. At this years’ dinner the NHL Alumni celebrated “Man of the Year” Gordie Howe “Mr. Hockey™” , “Keith McCreary 7th Man” Scotty Morrison and the “Ace Bailey Award of Courage” winner to Earle Connor while also raising over $50,000 for the “Hockey’s Greatest Family Fund” supporting former players in need.
The spectacular evening featured guest emcee Dave “The Hammer” Schultz who was terrifically funny when recounting childhood stories of watching “Mr. Hockey” dominate the NHL. Mr. Howe tearfully accepted the “Man of the Year” award after his son Murray gave a touching speech about how Gordie came across his first pair of skates growing up in the farm lands of Saskatchewan. Paralympic gold medalist and world record holder Earle Connor gave an extremely encouraging speech describing his determination to get through a lifetime of hurdles and obstacles that comes with being an amputee. To cap off three incredible award winners the NHL Alumni was honored to celebrate Hockey Hall of Fame member Scotty Morrison and the incredible amount of time and effort he has put into helping grow the game of hockey.
“This event seems to get better and better every year and I think that is a true testament to the growing support that we are receiving from Alumni all over the world and the work ethic at the Association”, says Mike Pelyk, NHL Alumni Association Chairman of the Board.
“When we can get Alumni from all different era’s to get together, you can always expect great things”, says Mark Napier, NHL Alumni Association Executive Director. “Watching Kraig Nienhuis play in all the attending Alumni from Johnny Bower to Rob Zamuner and having us all stand on the stage together as a family; that just sends shivers down my spine”.
The week finished off on September 11th, 2009 with the annual NHL Alumni Celebrity Golf Classic at Woodington Lake Golf Club in Tottenham, Ontario. Golfers and Alumni alike had a chance to relax, have some fun and enjoy a beautiful day on the golf course.
Guest emcee P.J Stock from Hockey Night in Canada was a hilarious addition to the evening providing stories that would catch any hockey fans attention.
The always popular “Mini Hot Stove” was yet another great success as Troy Crowder, Todd Hlushko, Bill Derlago all shared stories from their past based on questions from PJ and the audience.
We are happy to report that through the generosity of the participants and Alumni the NHL Alumni Association was able to raise close to $14,000 for the “Hockey’s Greatest Family Fund”.