HockeyShot was pleased to participate in the 2017 Maritime NHLers for Kids: Golf Tournament. Maritime NHL’ers was founded in 2000 by NHL Coach Rick Bowness in collaboration with several retired NHL players in hopes of removing financial barriers to children wanting to play the game of hockey. This non-profit organization is committed to helping ensure minor hockey continues to enrich the lives of Maritime boys and girls whose families face financial challenges.
Over the past three years, over $203,000 has been raised and distributed across Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, HockeyShot’s home province! HockeyShot is proud to be connected to such a buzzing hockey community and help the Maritime NHL’ers give the dream of hockey to youth, with the help from Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart program.
The 2017 tournament, sponsored by TD, saw celebrities such as 2013 NHL coach of the year Paul MacLean, Andrew Bodnarchuk of the Dallas Stars and Logan Shaw of the Anaheim Ducks. Forbes Kennedy was also honored during the Celebrity Dinner and Live Auction.
2017 marked the 17th annual tournament, and the 5th time the event has taken place in P.E.I. This year’s event took place at The Links at Crowbush Cove, P.E.I.’s most prestigious golf course, and a “must play” in the golf community. You could find us at tee box #7 as we worked with some great volunteers (Jodie and Holli) and minor league players to bring the fun for the kids to the green! While we were there we had HockeyShot's DIY Sauce kits and Shooting Pads there for people to try out! The tournament, which is alcohol free, is a great way to have fun with children and adults alike, all while getting outdoors and staying active.
Notable participants at the HockeyShot booth included Laurie Kane and Gerard Gallant. Gallant, the head coach of the Las Vegas Golden Knights, has been dubbed a miracle worker since we last saw him on the driving range, and we couldn’t agree more as he has lead the 2017/18 NHL expansion team to first place for the better part of the season!
Coming up in 2018, we’re expecting another star-studded lineup of 34 hockey and sports heroes, both male and female, to join us at Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa on July 25th-26th.
This year’s tournament will be hosted by Ron MacLean with appearances from Jillian and Blayre Turnbull, Joe DiPenta and many more! 130 minor hockey kids (boys and girls) from 21 different associations from Nova Scotia will be joining us to caddie for their favorite Maritime Celebrities. Come join us, our wonderful sponsors and volunteers, and the stars of the NHL community while we trade our blades for cleats and a great cause. Hope to see you there!