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About St. John's Hockey Heroes Weekend

Hosted by Heart & Stroke, Hockey Heroes Weekend offers participants a once-in a-lifetime opportunity to play hockey with NHL alumni. Some of the greatest NHL heroes share the ice with our Hockey Heroes Weekend participants including Wendel Clark, Paul Coffey, Shayne Corson, Al Iafrate, Denis Savard, Brad May and Brian Skrudland just to name a few. Each year we promise an unforgettable line-up and event for participants, sponsors and the community.

Friday = Draft Night

  • Meet and hang out with all the NHL Alumni Players
  • Each team drafts an NHL alumni that will become their teammate for the weekend
  • Earn first draft pick by being the top fundraising team
  • Bid on exclusive auction items


  • VIP locker room care and service
  • Tournament Games with your drafted NHL Alumni
  • Social Night in scenic downtown St. John's


  • Tournament Games with your drafted NHL Alumni
  • All-Star Heart Heroes Game: Top Individual Fundraisers play the final game with all NHL Alumni (Note: This game is the only event of the weekend open to general public)

Get in The Game

  • Recruit a team of colleagues, friends or a mix of both, or join an existing team looking for players (All players must be 19 years of age to participate)
  • Each team raises a minimum of $16,000 to participate (approximately $1,000 per player)
  • Fundraise using your very own personal web page
  • Win fantastic prizes for individual fundraising results
  • Draft an NHL alumni that will become your teammate for the weekend
  • Earn first draft choice by being the top fundraising team

Executive Committee

  • Aidan Caines - Frank's International
  • Chris Drover - Suncor
  • Gordon Hedges - Survivor
  • Kirby Short - PAL Airlines
  • Paul Loder - Baffin Fisheries
  • Rob Moloney -Husky
  • Scott Hopkins - Printer Tech Solutions
  • Tony Goobie (Chair) - Eastern Valve & Control Specialists
  • Allison Dawe - Heart & Stroke
  • Frank Healey - Heart & Stroke
  • Katie Greene - Heart & Stroke

Contact Katie Greene (709)383-1028 or

Featured NHL Alumni

Here are some of the past NHL Alumni that have participated in Hockey Heroes Weekend.

Wendel Clark

Paul Coffey

Al Iafrate

Shayne Corson

Denis Savard

Featured NHL Alumni

Here are some of the past NHL Alumni that have participated in Hockey Heroes Weekend.

Wendel Clark

Clark was drafted by the Maple Leafs 1st overall in the 1985 entry draft. As a defenseman with the Saskatoon Blades Clark was first moved to play forward as a member of the 1985 World Junior Team that won Gold in Finland. He quickly won the fan support in Toronto with his tough style of play and goal scoring touch. In his first NHL season Clark tallied 34 goals and 227 PIMS. Wendel spent nine seasons with the Leafs before being traded to Quebec for Mats Sundin in 1994. Clark spent the next few seasons with Quebec, NY Islanders and returned to Toronto in the ’95/’96 season. A few more seasons in Toronto before moves to Detroit, Chicago, Tampa Bay before returning for a 3rd and final time to Toronto, where he retired as a Maple Leaf in 2000. His #17 hangs in the rafters at the ACC and is one of Toronto’s all-time favourites.

Paul Coffey

Coffey was drafted 6th overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft. Coffey was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1987, where he played four and a half seasons. In 1990 he became the second defenceman ever to record 1,000 points, doing so in a record-breaking 770 games. He is also one of only two defencemen to score 100 points in a season more than one time, as he did it five times (Bobby Orr did it six times). Throughout his career, Paul Coffey also played for Los Angeles Kings, Detroit Red Wings, Hartford Whalers, Philadelphia Flyers, Chicago Blackhawks, Carolina Hurricanes, and Boston Bruins. Known for his speed and scoring prowess, Paul Coffey finished his career with 396 goals, 1135 assists, and 1531 points. He is still second only to Ray Bourque in all-time career scoring by a defenceman.

Al Iafrate

Iafrate was selected 4th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. He played 799 career NHL games spanning over 12 NHL seasons, scoring 152 goals and 311 assists for 463 points. He also compiled 1301 penalty minutes. His best season statistically was the 1992-93 season, when he scored 25 goals and 41 assists for 66 points with the Washington Capitals. That year the Capitals set a record for most goals by defensemen on a team in one season. Iafrate is most famous for his rocket slap shot that set the NHL Skills Competition record, which stood for 16 years.

Shayne Corson

Corson spent his junior career with the Brantford Alexanders and Hamilton Steelhawks before joining the Montreal Canadiens full-time for the 1986-87 NHL season. Corson posted solid numbers for the Habs, together making a run all the way to the Stanley Cup Final in 1988-89. A year later, he amassed a single-season career high of 31 goals. Considered a power forward, Corson collected 693 points and 2,357 PIMs during his 19 NHL seasons. He was traded to Edmonton ahead of the 1992-93 season and continued to provide the same level of grit he had become known for. Following a stint with the St. Louis Blues, Corson was traded back to the Habs and spent three additional seasons in Montreal. He signed as a free agent with the rival Maple Leafs in 2000, helping Toronto get to the Eastern Conference Final in 2001-02.

Denis Savard

Savard played in the NHL from 1980 to 1997. In 1980 he was chosen third overall by the Chicago Blackhawks. In 1990 Savard was traded to the Montreal Canadiens and won the Stanley Cup with the Canadiens in 1993. He played for Tampa Bay Lightning in 1993, but in 1995, Savard was traded back to Chicago. Savard's NHL career would end where it had started, with the Blackhawks. In 1,196 NHL games, Savard scored 473 goals and 865 assists, totalling 1338 points. He trails only Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita for total points in Chicago Blackhawks history. Five times during his career he scored at least 100 points and for seven straight years he had at least 30 goals. His highest point total of 131 came in 198788 and his highest goal total of 47 came in 198586. In 169 playoff games, he scored 66 goals and 109 assists for a total of 175 points. Savard officially retired from professional hockey on June 26, 1997. On March 19, 1998, the Blackhawks retired his jersey number #18. Savard was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 13, 2000. On January 27, 2017, in a ceremony during the All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles, Savard was part of the second group of players to be named one of the '100 Greatest NHL Players' in history.


We're looking for people and companies to help make the Heart & Stroke Hockey Heroes Weekend a success. To obtain information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Allison Dawe at or (709) 383-1029.

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Contact Us

For general inquiries contact Katie Greene at (709) 383-1028 or

Photos provided by SteadRock Photography & Jeremy Vaters