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About Saskatoon Hockey Heroes Weekend

Hosted by the Heart & Stroke, Hockey Heroes Weekend takes place in Saskatoon on April 6, 7, and 8, 2018 at the Canlan Ice Sports Jemini Arena.

Fundraising participants enjoy an unforgettable weekend playing alongside NHL Alumni. Past NHL heroes include Wendel Clarke, Brian Skrudland, Al Iafrate, Dale Hawerchuck, Joe Niewndyk and more!

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

Saturday

  • VIP locker room care and service
  • Tournament Games with your NHL Alumni player
  • VIP Social Night

Sunday

  • Tournament Games with your NHL Alumni player
  • Hockey Heroes Game: Top Individual Fundraisers play the final game with all NHL Alumni players

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

Jocelyn Coates Mark Feader Jeff Clark Tanya Llewellyn Mackenzie Firby

The Executive Committee is formed by a group of 8-10 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 Pamela Hujber (306)500-6015 or pamela.hujber@heartandstroke.ca

Featured NHL Alumni

Check out some of last year’s NHL Alumni line-up. Come back soon to see who will be playing in 2018!

MIKE KRUSHELNYSKI

Ray Bourque

BRIAN SKRUDLAND

ANDRE ROY

Featured NHL Alumni

Confirmed Alumni! Here’s some of the NHL Alumni that will be taking part in the 2017 BMO Hockey Heroes Weekend in Saskatoon.

MIKE KRUSHELNYSKI

Mike learned the fundamentals of the game in his hometown Montreal, that lead to a 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 84-85 season 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 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 finished his career in 1996-97.

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 which was his first year of eligibility. Bourque was drafted by the Boston Bruins 8th overall in 1979. He would go on the spend 21 seasons in Boston and in 1985 he was named a co- captain of the team. In 1988 he was named sole captain of the team; he would hold that title for the rest of his time 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 as the league’s top defenseman. 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.

Brian Skrudland

Skrudland played for the Saskatoon Blades in the early ‘80’s before turning pro with the Montreal Canadiens in ‘85/’86 and won the Stanley Cup in his rookie year. Skrudland would play 7 and a half seasons with the Habs before moving to Calgary in a mid-season trade. Skrudland would begin the next season as the first ever captain for the expansion Florida Panthers. Skrudland spent 4 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. Andre 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, 72 points and 1,267 Penalty minutes.

PJ Stock

Stock went undrafted after two seasons 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 their AHL farm team, the Hartford Wolf Pack. Prior to 200001, 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 in 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 had his own show on Montreal radio called The Stock Exchange on Team 990. Stock debuted on CBC's Hockey Night in Canada in 2007 as a panel member for The Hot Stove segment hosted by Ron MacLean For the 200809 season, he was reassigned to handle the scores and highlights. In 2010, he became an In Studio Analyst on HNIC alongside Kelly Hrudey and is currently with Sportsnet.

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 Pamela at pamela.hujber@heartandstroke.ca or (306) 500-6015.

Contact Us

General Inquiries
PAMELA HUJBER
(306) 500-6015
pamela.hujber@heartandstroke.ca

Photos provided by SteadRock Photography & Jeremy Vaters