SECOND ANNUAL TCAA CHARITY GOLF TOURNEY NETS $23,000 FOR HOCKEY PROGRAMS ACROSS COUNTRY
We know they’re good on the ice, but it turns out about 24 former Team Canada players aren’t so bad on the green, either. In fact, they and their teammates helped raise about $23,000 at the Team Canada Alumni Association’s 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament, which means more financial support for grassroots and high performance hockey across the country.
In total, about 110 golfers teed off September 13 at Lakeside Greens Golf Course and Country Club in Chestermere, Alta., up 25 participants from last year’s inaugural TCAA charity golf tournament. Invitees included guest speaker Al Coates, executive director of the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship, along with event steering committee members Chris Bright (Calgary, Alta.), Ray Cote (Pincher Creek, Alta.), Wayne McBean (Calgary, Alta.), Gerry Pinder (Calgary, Alta.) and Gord Sherven (Weyburn, Sask.).
The golf “roster” for this year’s tournament featured Sportsnet broadcaster Charlie Simmer (Terrance Bay, Ont.), who played for Canada at the 1982 IIHF World Championship, the man with the infamous moustache Lanny McDonald (Hanna, Alta.), and four members of the contingent that represented Canada at the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary, Alta. Those “oldtimers” included Sherven and his former teammates Jim Peplinski (Renfrew, Ont.), Tony Stiles (Carstairs, Alta.) and Claude Vilgrain (Port-au-Prince, Haiti).
For the full roster from the Team Canada Alumni Association’s 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament click here.
All proceeds go towards the Hockey Canada Foundation, which funds hockey programs at all levels from Tykes to Team Canada, while the tournament itself gives alumni the chance to stay connected while continuing to support the sport they love. Next year’s TCAA charity golf tournament is tentatively scheduled for .