Bracebridge Oct 13 2017

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THE 2017 NHL ALUMNI BENEFIT TOUR PRESENTED BY SCOTIABANK! CELEBRATING THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN YOUR FAVORITE FORMER NHL LEGENDS FACE OFF AGAINST THE LAW ENFORCEMENT ALL STARS IN SUPPORT OF SPECIAL OLYMPICS

(October 13th, 2017 – Bracebridge) – The Bracebridge Memorial Arena will play host to Hockey Night in Bracebridge on Friday October 13th, 2017!
Scotiabank proudly presents the 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 NHL Alumni Tour has proudly hosted hockey legends such as Walter Gretzky, Wendel Clark, Curtis Joseph, Tiger Williams, Theo Fleury and many more!

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.” Join us for a special night as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Law Enforcement Torch Run Ontario!

Doors open at 6:00PM, game starts at 7:00pm at the Bracebridge Memorial Arena, 169 James Street, Bracebridge, 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
Owen Nolan

Owen Nolan

During his 18-year NHL career, he played for the Quebec Nordiques, Colorado Avalanche, San Jose Sharks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Phoenix Coyotes, Calgary Flames and the Minnesota Wild, as well as playing a season with the ZSC Lions of National League A. Born in Northern Ireland, he was raised in Thorold, Ontario and played for Canada internationally. A five-time NHL All-Star, Nolan is widely known as a power forward
Tiger Williams

Tiger Williams

• He 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

• He 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
Mike Krushelnyski

Mike Krushelnyski

• He 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
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
Brent Gretzky

Brent Gretzky

• This Alumnus is a former Belleville Bull that was chosen 49th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in 1992
• During his career he won a Turner Cup in the IHL with the Atlanta Knights and an Allan Cup with the Brantford Blast
Mark Napier

Mark Napier

• TNapier turned pro as a teenager for the Toronto Toros of the WHA and also played for the Birmingham Bulls. After the WHA folded, Napier joined the Montreal Canadiens, winning the Stanley Cup with them in 1979. He also played for the Minnesota North Stars before joining the Edmonton Oilers, winning his second Cup with them in 1985. In 1987, he was traded again, and would finish his career in North America in a Buffalo Sabres uniform before playing three seasons in Italy.
Dave McLlwain

Dave McLlwain

• After a stellar junior career with the North Bay Centennials this next Alumnus was drafted in the 9th round by the Pittsburgh Penguins and he would go on to play over 500 NHL games with Penguins, Jets, Maple Leafs and Senators
Gilbert Dionne

Gilbert Dionne

• He is a two-time 20-goal scorer and was named to the NHL’s All-Rookie team in 1992
• In 1993, he was a key contributor for the Stanley Cup champion Montreal Canadiens
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
Dave Hutchison (Ref)

Dave Hutchison (Ref)

• Our game official for the night 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

Bracebridge Memorial Arena

The Bracebridge Memorial Arena was constructed in 1949 replacing the Yearley’s rink that burned in 1944. An important recreation facility for the community, it is host to a number of activities including: ice hockey, figure skating, public skating, recreation programs and special events.

In January 1952, the facility showcased to two teams consisting of retired National Hockey League players competing for the first time making it the start of NHL Oldtimers’ Hockey and the filming of the first hockey game played in Canada to be seen on network television.

The Arena is home to the Bracebridge Skating ClubSouth Muskoka Minor Hockey Club and the Bracebridge Hockey Hall of Fame showcasing Irvine “Ace” Bailey, Frank Carson and Roger Crozier.

The facility consists of an indoor ice surface and summer dry floor surface, concession operation, meeting room, community hall with a kitchen and bar area. It has a seating capacity of 1,200 people with a total spectator capacity of 1,400 people, is partially wheelchair accessible with two sets of washrooms, ample parking and is adjacent to the skateboard park.

For more information on the Bracebridge Memorial Arena, visit the Facility Rentals and Locations page.