By Michael Walters
Last month Matt Beleskey and several current and former NHL players participated in Hockey Night in Barrie VIII. The event took place on August 13th 2015 at 6:30 pm at the Barrie Molson Centre, which is home of the OHL’s Barrie Colts. This was the 8th annual and to date over 1 million dollars has been raised for the local hospital Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre through this event. This year $228,450.00 was raised. The event was founded by Patrick Brown, who is a provincial political party leader in Canada.
All funds raised are directly donated to the Regional Victoria Health Centre. The donations are geared towards two initiatives: The Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre as well as the development of a child and youth mental health at the in-patient unit.
Here are some of the notable NHL current and former players that played in Hockey Night in Barrie VIII.
Connor McDavid (Edmonton Oilers)
Aaron Ekblad (Florida Panthers)
Matt Beleskey (Boston Bruins)
Mark Scheifele (Winnipeg Jets)
Tanner Pearson (LA Kings)
Tom Wilson (Washington Capitals)
Christian Thomas (Montreal Canadiens)
Ryan Hamilton (Edmonton Oilers)
Joseph Blandisi (New Jersey Devils)
Mike Gartner (Hockey Hall of Famer)
Dale Hawerchuk (Hockey Hall of Famer)
Bernie Nicholls (LA Kings)
Darcy Tucker (Maple Leafs)
Shayne Corson (Maple Leafs)
Gary Leeman (Maple Leafs)
Steve Thomas (Maple Leafs)
Wes Jarvis (Maple Leafs)
Kris King (Maple Leafs)
Daniel Tkaczuk (Calgary Flames)
Up and coming juniors on way to NHL
Bradley Latour (Oshawa Generals OHL)
Ron Hoggarth (Famous ref!)
Walter Gretzky (Wayne’s dad)
Vinay Vermani (Canadian actor)
These videos below are courtesy of Runstar Media, a San Diego based production company that specializes in on-ice hockey filming.
Video of Matt Beleskey.
Video promoting the event.
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