Brantford Oct 27 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 Favority Former NHL Legends Face Off Against the Law Enforcement All-Stars in Support of Special Olympics

The Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre will play host to Hockey Night in Brantford on Friday October 27th, 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 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 Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre, 254 North Park Street, Brantford, ON

OFFICIAL POST GAME PARTY LOCATION. COME MEET & GREET THE PLAYERS!

Wayne Gretzky Sports Center

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

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

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

Mark Napier

Mark Napier

• Napier 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.
Dan Daoust

Dan Daoust


•All but four of his 522 career NHL games were spent as a member of the Toronto Maple LeafsDaoust began his NHL career with the Montreal Canadiens in 1982 after three successful junior seasons playing with the Cornwall Royals, where he scored over 40 goals twice, while recording 103 points in his final season in 1979-80. He was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs on December 17, 1982. Daoust was an immediate success in Toronto, scoring 51 points in 48 games in his first season there. Daoust relied on grit and hard work to compensate for his small stature, and became a fan favourite in Toronto in the 1980s.
Jay Wells

Jay Wells

•Gordon Jay Wells is a Canadian professional hockey coach and former player. He was nicknamed “The Hammer” for his tough, physical play. Playing for Los Angeles Kings, Philadelphia Flyers, Buffalo Sabres, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues, Tampa Bay Lightning
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