2016-2017 NHL Alumni Tour – Thunder Bay

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Thunder Bay NHL Alumni Hockey Game, Jan 31st 2017 @ 7 PM, Fort William Garden. In Support of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Ontario

SCOTIABANK PRESENTS THE 2016-2017 NHL ALUMNI BENEFIT TOUR!YOUR FAVORITE FORMER NHL LEGENDS FACE OFF AGAINST THE LAW ENFORCEMENT ALL-STARS IN SUPPORT OF SPECIAL OLYMPICS ONTARIO

(January 31st, 2017 – Thunder Bay) – Hockey fans rejoice as your favorite former NHLers skate into the Fort Williams Garden for Hockey Night in Thunder Bay on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017! Scotiabank proudly presents the 2016-2017 NHL Alumni Benefit Tour featuring NHL legends from Stanley Cup winning teams, classic original 6 hockey teams and local
former NHLers representing your hometown all in support of Special Olympics Ontario and the Law Enforcement Torch Run!
The Scotiabank NHL Alumni Benefit Tour gives fans a unique experience and an evening to remember that showcases top shelf hockey skills, on ice pranks and old fashioned hockey nostalgia. This great evening provides something for fans of all ages and gives you an exciting opportunity to see a lighter side of these hockey greats while raising money for a great cause.
The Scotiabank NHL Alumni Benefit Tour supports the Special Olympics and Law Enforcement Torch Run’s mission “To provide year-round sports training and athletic competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities.” Doors open at 6:00PM, game starts at 7:00pm at Fort Williams Garden, 901 Miles Street, Thunder Bay, ON.

Walter Gretzky

Walter Gretzky

• Known as the first father of hockey in 2007, he was awarded the Order of Canada for his contributions to minor hockey in Canada and dedication to helping local, provincial and national charities
• He also carried the Olympic Torch during the Torch Relay for the 2010 Winter Olympics
Dave Hutchison

Dave Hutchison

• Our game official for tonight was an aggressive defenceman that played 11 seasons in the NHL with Los Angeles, Chicago, New Jersey and the Toronto Maple Leafs racking up over 1700 penalty minutes during his pro career
Tiger Williams

Tiger Williams

• Williams was drafted 31st overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1974 NHL draft and is one of the toughest players to ever have played in the NHL
• He would go on to play close to 1000 NHL games with the Leafs, the Canucks and the Kings where he became, and still is, the NHL’s all time leader in penalty minutes
Rick Vaive

Rick Vaive

• Rick is a former captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs, a 3-time 50-goal scorer and a 3-time NHL All-Star
• During his 14 seasons in the NHL he registered an incredible 441 goals in 876 games
Al Iafrate

Al Iafrate

• He is a former Belleville Bull that was drafted 4th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1984 draft
• He would go on to play 800 games in the NHL where he became a two time All Star and the winner of the hardest shot competition.
Mike Krushelnyski

Mike Krushelnyski

• Krusher played 15 years in the NHL with the Bruins, Oilers, Leafs, Kings and Red Wings
• He is an NHL All-Star and a 3 time Stanley Cup Champion with the Edmonton Oilers
Denny Lambert

Denny Lambert

• Lambert was a fiery winger with a rugged style of play
• As an unsigned free agent he relied on his tireless work ethic to achieve his dream of playing in the NHL where he played close to 500 games for Anaheim, Ottawa, Nashville and Atlanta
Bryan Muir

Bryan Muir

• This Alumnus played 12 seasons in the NHL and in 2001 he won a Stanley Cup alongside Ray Bourque as a member of the Colorado avalanche
Mike Pelyk

Mike Pelyk

•Pelyk was a smooth and solid all round defenceman that played 9 seasons for the Toronto Maple Leafs leading the defensive core in scoring during the 1973-74 season
Dan Daoust

Dan Daoust

• He was named to the NHL All Rookie Team in 1983 and was a fan favorite in Toronto for his gritty style of play during his 8 seasons with the Maple Leafs
Mark Laforest

Mark Laforest

• Starting in goal, he is a two-time winner of top goaltender award and Calder Cup Champion of the AHL
• During his NHL career he played for Detroit, Philadelphia, Ottawa and the Toronto Maple Leafs
Joe Sgro

Joe Sgro

Joe Sgro was a former minor league goaltender who served as a trainer with Team Canada 1972.