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About Saskatoon Hockey Heroes Weekend

Hockey Heroes Weekend is a unique fundraiser in support of Heart & Stroke that gives 16 local teams a once-in-a-lifetime chance to share the ice with their NHL Heroes while fundraising for heart and stroke research in Canada.

Everyone goes home with SWAG, including premium jerseys and socks, as well as some awesome incentives for top fundraisers thanks to Al Anderson’s Source for Sports in Saskatoon!

Each team shoots to raise $16,000 (that’s about $1,000 per player), with lots of incentive to get there. The Top Fundraising Team gets first-round draft pick on Draft Night—Check out the full roster of NHL Alumni to see who you’ll be picking from!

Top Individual Fundraisers also get a top-of-the line hockey stick, exciting prizes, and the thrilling opportunity to play in the Heart Heroes Game with all the NHL Alumni in the final game of the weekend.

Register a team, join a team, or support a team… Get in the game!

Friday, March 29, 2019 - Draft Night

  • Meet, and hang out 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 silent & live auction items

Saturday, March 30, 2019

  • VIP locker room care and service
  • Tournament play with your NHL Alumni
  • Social Night in beautiful downtown Saskatoon

Sunday, March 31, 2019

  • Tournament play with your NHL Alumni
  • Heart Heroes Game: Top Individual Fundraisers play the final game with all NHL Alumni

Get in The Game

  • Recruit a team of colleagues, friends and family, 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

  • Jocelyn Coates - Saskatchewan Blue Cross
  • Mark Feader - Marsh Canada Limited
  • Tanya Llewellyn - Affinity Credit Union
  • Mackenzie Firby - Two Fifty Two Boutique
  • Tim Hillier - Medavie Health Services West
  • Jeff Clarke - Saskatchewan Health Authority
  • Stephanie Rideout - Saskatchewan Blue Cross
  • Paul Vass - Kota Graphics & Design Inc.
  • Aaron Stock - iA Clarington Investments
  • Carrie Baptist, RMT
  • Shane Biehn - Connor, Clark & Lunn Private Capital Ltd.

Featured NHL Alumni

Check out some of last year’s NHL Alumni line-up. Come back soon to see who will be playing in 2019!

RAY BOURQUE

MIKE KRUSHELNYSKI

JOHN SCOTT

TOD BERTUZZI

Featured NHL Alumni

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

Ray Bourque

Bourque played 22 seasons in the NHL, and holds the all-time records for most goals, assists and points for an NHL defenseman. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2004. Bourque was drafted by the Boston Bruins 8th overall in 1979. He would go on to spend 21 seasons in Boston. In his first year (1979-80) Bourque was named Rookie of the Year, a First Team All-Star and scored 65 points which was a record for rookies at the time. During his time with Boston he would win five Norris Trophies. His highest goals and points totals in one season was 31 goals and 96 points in 1983-84, his highest assists total in one season was 73 in 1990-91. Bourque would play in three Stanley Cup finals, his first two with Boston in 1988 and 1990 where his Bruins would lose to the Edmonton Oilers. In the 1999-00 season Bourque was traded to the Colorado Avalanche for a chance to win a Stanley Cup. In the 2000-01 season Bourque would finally win the Stanley Cup in his last game in the NHL.

Mike Krushelnyski

Mike led an NHL career of almost 900 games. Drafted by Boston in 1979 he spent two years in the organization before joining full time in 1982-83. He scored 23 goals and 65 points in his rookie season and quickly became regarded as one of the best young players in hockey. Traded in 1984-85 to the Oilers where he recorded his career highs as well as the Stanley Cup. He even played in the 1985 All-Star Game. Krushelnyski was part of the biggest trades in NHL history, On August 9, 1988, he was traded to the Los Angeles Kings along with Gretzky and Marty McSorley. He played with the Kings before being traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs during 1990-91. He was with Toronto for four seasons before signing for one year with the Detroit Red Wings as a free agent. He retired in 1996-97.

John Scott

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, 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. 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.

Todd Bertuzzi

Bertuzzi was drafted 23rd overall by the NY Islanders in 1993 after a successful junior career with the Guelph Storm. He spent almost three seasons with the Islanders before moving to Vancouver. With the Canucks, Bertuzzi played eight seasons, registering five 25-goal seasons. His success led to him being an NHL First Team All-Star in 2002-03 when he scored 97 points which marked his most successful NHL season. His NHL totals include 1,246 games played, along with 328 goals and 812 points. Bertuzzi represented Canada at the 1998 and 2000 World Championships, in addition to the 2006 Olympics in Turin. After a successful tenure with the Canucks, Bertuzzi moved on to play for Florida, Detroit, Anaheim and Calgary before returning to Detroit where he finished his NHL career in 2014.

Mike Sillinger

Mike was drafted 11th overall in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft by the Detroit Red Wings. He played Junior for the Regina Pats and over 4 years played 266 games and registered 419 points. During this time, Mike also won gold for Canada at the ’91 World Juniors. His NHL debut came in the 1990/91 season with the Red Wings, an organization he would spend parts of 5 seasons with prior to playing in Anaheim, Vancouver, Philadelphia, Tampa Bay, Florida, Ottawa, Columbus, Phoenix, St. Louis, Nashville & NY Islanders. Mike would play 1049 NHL Games scoring 548 points. He also holds the record for playing with the most teams (12) and is tied for the most traded player (9).

Wayne Primeau

Primeau was drafted in the 1st Round, 17th overall in the ’94 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres. He scored a goal in his first NHL game during the ‘94/’95 season but didn’t become a full time NHL’er until the ‘96/’97 season with the Sabres. Wayne would spend the next 4 seasons in Buffalo and helped them reach the Stanley Cup Finals in ‘98/’99 only to lose in triple OT on the controversial goal by Brett Hull, now commonly known in Sabre Land as NO GOAL! Wayne would go onto play in Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh, San Jose, Boston, Calgary and finished his career in Toronto in 2010. His career totals are 864 Games Played with 215 points.

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 and Iafrate was named to the Second All-Star Team. Iafrate is most famous for his rocket slap shot that set the NHL Skills Competition record, which stood for 16 years.

Mike Modano

Modano made his NHL debut during the 1989-80 season. The North Stars left Minnesota for Dallas and were re-branded as the Stars prior to the 1993-94 season, with Modano helping to sell NHL hockey in Texas. The Stars finished first in the Central Division in 1996-97, reached the Conference final in 1998 and then, won the Stanley Cup in 1999. Modano led the Stars in scoring through the post-season with 23 points, in spite of playing with a broken wrist suffered in Game Two of the final against the Buffalo Sabres. In many ways, Mike Modano was the face of the franchise. He had 16 seasons scoring 20 or more goals, including 9 with 30 or more, plus a superb 50-goal season in 1993-94. Twice, including that 1993-94 season, he recorded 93 points. He was selected to the NHL's Second All-Star Team in 2003, and played in eight All-Star Games.

Scott Daniels

Scott hails from Mistawasis SK and played his junior hockey for the Regina Pats. He tallied 111 points during his time with the Pats. This led Daniels to be drafted by the Hartford Whalers in the 1989 entry draft. Scott spent the next six years of his career between the NHL & AHL in the Whalers system. His big break came in ’95 becoming a regular playing in 53 games and racking up 254 penalty minutes. His professional career totals of 431 games with 1,792 penalty minutes with Hartford, Philadelphia & New Jersey. Following the completion of his time in Philadelphia, He retired in 1999.

Brian Skrudland

Skrudland played for the Saskatoon Blades in the early '80's before turning pro with the Montreal Canadiens in '85/'86, winning the Stanley Cup in his rookie year. Skrudland would play 7 1/2 seasons with the Habs before moving to Calgary in a midseason trade. Skrudland began the next season as the first ever captain for the expansion Florida Panthers. Skrudland spent four seasons in the Sunshine State, highlighted by a run to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1996, where the Panthers lost to the Colorado Avalanche. After a brief stint with the New York Rangers, Skrudland joined the Dallas Stars, with whom he won his 2nd Stanley Cup with in 1999. Following another run to the Stanley Cup Finals, which the Stars lost to the New Jersey Devils, Skrudland retired after the 2000 season. In retirement, Skrudland has served as an assistant coach with both the Flames and the Panthers.

Andre Roy

Roy was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the 6th round of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. He played Junior in the QMJHL and racked up 701 penalty Mins over 3 seasons. André made his NHL debut with the Bruins in ‘95/’96 season and spent 3 years with their organization. In the ‘99/’00 season Roy became a regular with the Ottawa Senators, a team he would play 3 seasons before being traded to Tampa Bay. With the Lightning Roy, would win a Stanley Cup in 2004. He also played for Pittsburgh and Calgary and finished his 11 year NHL Career in 2009. He played 556 Games and had 72 points to go along with 1,267 penalty minutes.

PJ Stock

Stock played with the Victoriaville Tigers of the QMJHL where he amassed 957 penalty minutes. He signed as a free agent with the New York Rangers in 1997 where he spent the next three seasons playing for the Rangers and the Hartford Wolf Pack. Prior to 2000-01, Stock signed a free agent contract with the Montreal Canadiens. He played 20 games that year, before being traded to the Philadelphia Flyers. After a brief return to New York the following offseason, Stock was claimed by the Boston Bruins. Stock totaled 523 penalty minutes in 235 NHL games before retiring in 2004. After retirement Stock has successfully transitioned into a media personality and is currently with Sportsnet.

Darcy Hordichuk

Darcy was born in Kamsack, SK and played his Junior hockey with the Blades in the WHL. Known as a tough enforcer Hordichuk was selected in the 6th round of the 2000 NHL Entry draft by the Atlanta Thrashers. He would play parts of 2 seasons with Atlanta before making stops in Phoenix, Florida, Nashville, Vancouver & Edmonton. Overall Hordichuk played 542 NHL Games with 1140 penalty minutes. Darcy was known to train with MMA fighters and was highly regarded amongst his peers as a tough winger. His After the 2013 NHL season, Hordichuk retired and his is now currently residing with his family in Phoenix.

Ron Duguay

Duguay was drafted 13th overall in the 1977 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers. In his rookie season with the Rangers, Duguay netted 20 goals and assisted on 20 others and quickly became entrenched as a fan favourite in New York. At the start of the 1983-84 season, Duguay was traded to the Detroit Red Wings where he played two seasons prior to being traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins more than half way through the 1985-86 season. He returned to the Rangers in 1986 before moving to the West Coast and the Los Angeles Kings for the 1987-88 and 1988-89 seasons. Ron would play his last year in the NHL in 1989 but would continue to play in the minors with the San Diego Gulls until he retired in 1998 at the age of 41.

Clarke Wilm

From Central Butte, SK, Wilm was drafted 150th overall by the Calgary Flames in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. He had a great Junior career with the Saskatoon Blades playing for 4 years totalling 252 points. After two seasons seasons with the Flames AHL affiliate, Clarke established himself as a full time NHL player. He spent 4 seasons with the Flames before moving onto Nashville & Toronto. Wilm played in 455 NHL Games totalling 37 goals to go along with 60 assists for a total of 97 points. Afterwords, Wilm took his passion for the game to Europe moving to play another 4 years in Finland & Germany. Known as a skilled two-way player Clarke enjoyed a 15-year pro career and currently resides in Saskatoon.

Sponsors

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 Tanya at tanya.murphy@heartandstroke.ca or 306-500-6010.

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Contact Us

For general inquires contact:

Tanya Murphy
E: tanya.murphy@heartandstroke.ca
T: 306-500-6010

Photos provided by Rick Elvin Photography

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