Barrie-MP Patrick Brown is pleased to announce that Hockey Night in Barrie IV will be taking place on August 11th 2011 at the Barrie Molson Centre. All proceeds raised will be going directly to the Royal Victoria Hospital’s Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Care Centre.
“I am very excited preparing for this year’s Hockey Night in Barrie charity game supporting RVH and the Cancer Care Centre” said MP Brown. “We are building on past successes of this event and expect this year’s game will be bigger and better as we continue to increase awareness and raise even more funds for this extremely worthy cause” he added.
This year’s event promises to be even more illustrious than years past with the new addition of former Toronto Maple Leafs Captain Rick Vaive and former Stanley Cup winning New York Rangers Coach Mike Keenan.
Rick Vaive spent the majority of his career playing as a Toronto Maple Leafs forward and became the first player in history to score more than 50 goals for the team in one season. Vaive went on to surpass this threshold for three consecutive years, scoring 50 goals each season from 1981-1984. He later played impressive seasons for the Chicago Blackhawks and Buffalo Sabres.
Mike Keenan landed his first high profile job with the Philadelphia Flyers in 1984, then the Chicago Blackhawks in 1988. In 1993, he took the job as New York Rangers head coach, and led the franchise to its first Stanley Cup win since 1940. Currently, he is 5th all time in National Hockey League wins. His tough coaching style and attitude towards his players have earned him the nickname “Iron Mike”.
Those interested in attending this year’s game are encouraged to purchase their tickets soon before the event sells out! Tickets are available online through www.hockeynightinbarrie.com and can also be purchased at Extreme Tanning locations on 389 Bayfield St and 350 Big Bay Point Rd.
For further information contact MP Patrick Brown at 705-726-5959 or check out our website at www.hockeynightinbarrie.com.