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About Halifax 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. Last year’s alumni included John Scott, John LeClair, Marty McSorley, Al Iafrate, Gary Leeman and Joe Nieuwendyk to name a few. Each year promises an unforgettable line-up and experience for participants, sponsors and the community.

Friday - Draft Night

  • Meet and socialize with all the NHL Alumni
  • 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 NHL Alumni
  • VIP social night


  • Tournament games with your NHL Alumni
  • Hockey Heroes Game: top individual fundraisers play the final game with all NHL Alumni

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 pick by being the top fundraising team

Executive Committee

Michael Steele (Co-Chair) Jeremy Moore - RBC (Co-Chair) Maurice Chiasson - Stewart McKelvey Jon Cuming - TMC Law Robert Zed - The Zed Group Ashley MacKay - Correctional Services Canada Kendall MacPhee - Department of Natural Resources John Guinan - CIBC Wood Gundy Jens Casten - RBC Dominion Securities Robb Medwid - Atlantica Mechanical Greg Murphy - News 95.7/Jack 92.9FM Brett Watt - Eastport Financial

The Executive Committee is formed by a group of committed community leaders. The committee meets monthly and will assist with a variety of tasks to ensure the success of the Heart & Stroke Hockey Heroes Weekend.
Interested in becoming a Committee member? Contact Lynn Stewart-Yuill (902) 334-1139 or

Featured NHL Alumni

Confirmed Alumni! Here’s some of the NHL Alumni that will be taking part in the 2018 Hockey Heroes Weekend in Halifax.



Featured NHL Alumni

Confirmed Alumni! Here’s some of the NHL Alumni that will be taking part in the 2018 BMO Hockey Heroes Weekend in Halifax.


Scott started his career by playing university hockey with Michigan Tech. After graduation he was a free agent and joined the Houston Aeroes of the American Hockey League in 2006. In the 2006-’07 season Scott was signed by the Minnesota Wild to an entry-level contract. Having been successful with the Wild he left in 2010 and signed a two year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks. Scott went on to play for the New York Rangers, the Buffalo Sabres, San Jose Sharks, Arizona Coyotes and the Montreal Canadiens.
In 2016, after much speculation and arguments, Scott was announced by the NHL as team captain for the Pacific Division roaster at the 2016 All-Star Game. During the All-Star Game Scott scored two goals in the semi-final that sent his team to the finals which the Pacific division won. Scott was named All-Star Game MVP after a viral twitter campaign. Hockey legends, official team pages and many fans took to twitter with the hashtag #VoteMVPScott. After the overwhelming support the NHL awarded him the title. Scott officially retired in 2016 in the form of an announcement in a Players Tribute titled Five Goals, Four Kids, One Hell of a Good Time.


Maruk started his career with the London Knights before being drafted by the California Golden Seals in 1975. He became NHL’s first rookie to score five shorthanded goals in a season. Maruk also played for the Cleveland Barons, Minnesota North Stars and Washington Capitals. His years with the Capitals, were some of his best - statistically. He is the first Capitals player to score 100 points in a season. Dennis finished his career with the North Stars and was the last active player who ever played for the Seals/Barons franchise.

Photo Gallery

Click here to see more photos from last year's event

Photo courtesy of: Jeremy Vaters


If you are interested in becoming a Hockey Heroes Weekend sponsor please contact Lynn Stewart-Yuill at

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Lynn Stewart-Yuill


P: 902-334-1139

Photos provided by SteadRock Photography