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$420,104.02

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$334,000.00

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 thanks to Al Anderson’s Source for Sports in Saskatoon, and there are special rewards for top fundraisers!

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 the final game with all NHL Alumni players at the end of the weekend.

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

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 Jeff Leech Marty Minshull Stephanie Rideout Paul Vass Aaron Stock

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)500-6016 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!

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 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.

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.

John Scott

John grew up in Ontario and played in the NCAA for the Michigan Tech Huskies for 4 years and earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering. Scott went undrafted by the NHL but signed as a free agent with the Houston Aero’s of the AHL and then with the Minnesota Wild of the NHL in 2008/09 season. He played for two seasons in Minnesota before moving to Chicago, NY Rangers, Buffalo, San Jose, Arizona and lastly Montreal in the 2015/16 season. The final season is where John found his biggest fame by being named to the NHL All STAR Game as a fan vote in player. John enjoyed the All-Star Game and the story become such a hit that a movie is in the making. Scott was named the All-Star Game MVP. His NHL Totals are 286 games played with 544 Penalty minutes and 11 points.

Todd Bertuzzi

Drafted 23rd overall by the NY Islanders in ’93 after a successful Junior career with the Guelph Storm. Todd spent almost 3 seasons with the Islanders before moving to Vancouver where he spent 8 seasons with the Canucks including five 25 goal seasons. His NHL Totals included 1246 Games Played/328 Goals/484 Assists/812 Points. He represented Canada at the ’98 & 2000 World Championships and the 2006 Olympics in Turin. Todd also played for Florida, Anaheim & Detroit where he finished his NHL career in 2014.

Mike Sillinger

Mike was drafted 11th overall in the ’89 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 and won gold for Canada at the ’91 World Juniors. His NHL debut came in ‘90/’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

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

Al Iafrate was selected 4th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. He spent almost 7 seasons in Toronto where he was known as one of the best skaters in the game. Iafrate played in four All-Star Games and at the ’93 game set the record for the hardest slapshot at 105.2 MPH and held this record for 16 years. He played 799 career NHL games over twelve NHL seasons, scoring 152 goals and 311 assists for 463 points. He also compiled 1301 penalty minutes while playing in Toronto, Washington, Boston, and San Jose. HE is also well known for having one of the best hockey hairdo’s The Mullet!

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 North Stars/Stars 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.

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.

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! Currently he resides 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 80-game 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 had a great Junior career with the Saskatoon Blades. He played for 4 years totalling 252 points. Clarke was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 6th round of the ’95 draft. He spent 4 seasons with the Flames before moving onto Nashville & Toronto. He played in 455 NHL Games before moving to Europe 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 Pamela at pamela.hujber@heartandstroke.ca or (306) 500-6016.

MVP SPONSOR

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DRAFT NIGHT SPONSOR

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JERSEY SPONSOR

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ALL STAR DINNER SPONSOR

OBEventsCatering

SCORE IN ONE SPONSOR

WG Wyant Group

BREAKFAST/LUNCH SPONSOR

GE ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS
blue Cross SK
HCC

TEAM SPONSOR

Bayer
Misty Ventures
Forbes

WINE WALL SPONSOR

Aurora Financial

VOLUNTEER SPONSOR

Smileys

VIP SPONSOR

Lucky Bastard Distillers

DIVISION SPONSOR

Finning Canada
Shark Club
Golden Opportunities Fund

ICE PAD SPONSOR

PlyGem Building Products
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DRESSING ROOM SPONSOR

Bella Vista  Custom Kitchen and Renovations
Derrick Stretch Realty Inc
Mid-West Sportswear
Pro Sport Rehab and Fitness
Cut Casual Steak and Tap
Murray Disc Golf
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Sherwood RV
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Contact Us

General Inquiries
PAMELA HUJBER
(306) 500-6016
pamela.hujber@heartandstroke.ca

Photos provided by SteadRock Photography & Jeremy Vaters