Meet Your 2019 Celebrities

"We're known by the company we keep"

 Over the past 19 years, more than 600 maritime  hockey stars have graciously shared their summer days with our corporate teams, sponsors, volunteers and most importantly with our Minor Hockey Caddie Kids. 

To each of you and to all of you, we say ..."Thank You"

Ron MacLean

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  • Award winning Canadian sportscaster for CBC and Sportsnet


Rick Bowness

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  • Born: Moncton, NB
  • NHL record - most regular season games coached
  • Associate Coach, Dallas Stars

Dave Andrews

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  • Born: Halifax NS
  • President American Hockey League

Paul Boutilier

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  • Born: Sydney, NS
  • Won the Stanley Cup in 1983, with the New York Islanders
  • Was the head coach for the
    World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in 2016/17

Drake Batherson

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  • Born: Fort Wayne, Indiana USA |  raised in New Minas, NS
  • Drafted by the Ottawa Senators in 2017
  • Won MVP at the 2019 AHL All-Star game
  • Made his NHL debut on November 15, 2018, and he also scored his first NHL goal on his first shot

Matt MacPherson

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  • Born: Antigonish NS
  • NHL Linseman
  • 8 year veteran

Murray Wilson

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  • Born: Toronto ON
  • 4 x Stanley Cup Champion
  • Montreal Canadiens

Mike McPhee

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  • Born: Sydney NS
  • Games – 744; Goals – 200; Pts – 399
  • 1986 Stanley Cup Champions

Doug Doull

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  • Born: Glace Bay NS
  • 2001 + 2006 
  • Calder Cup Champion 

Errol Thompson

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  • Born: Summerside, PEI
  • 10 Year NHL career
  • 208 goals

Gord Dwyer

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  • Born: Dalhousie NB
  • Former NHL player
  • Major Junior + KHL Coach 

Tom Coolen

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  • Born: Halifax NS
  • NHL + Olympic Coach 

Gary

The Canadian Tire Guy
Toronto ON

  • The Canadian Tire Guy
  • Toronto ON

Ryan Bowness

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  • Born: Halifax NS
  • Pro Scout - Pittsburgh 
  • 2017 Stanley Cup Champ

Logan Shaw

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  • Born: Glace Bay NS
  • Drafted 3rd round 2011 by FLA
  • Current Team: Winnipeg
  • Games - 456; Goals - 74; Pts - 155

Jon Sim

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  • Born: New Glasgow NS
  • Drafted by Dallas Stars
  • 15yr Pro career - 469 NHL games
  • Calder Cup Winner 2005
  • Stanley Cup Winner 1999

Derrick Walser

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  • Born: New Glasgow , NS
  • 8 Year Pro Career
  • CHL Defenceman the Year 1998
  • 3 x German League Champion
  • Calder Cup Champion 2001

Gerard Gallant

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  • Head Coach - Vegas Golden Knights
  • Born:  Summerside, PEI
  • Lead the Vegas Golden Knights to the Stanley Cup Finals in their first year

Ryan Graves

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  • Born: Yarmouth, NS
  • Colorado Avalanche - Defense
  • Scored his first NHL goal January 4, 2019, against the team that originally drafted him - The New York Rangers


Paul MacLean

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  • Born: France
  • Moved: Antigonish, NS (age 2)
  • Won the Jack Adams Award in 2013 (Coach of the year)

Tony Currie

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  • Born: Sydney Mines NS
  • 12 yr Pro Career
  • 603 games – 351 goals

Arash Madani

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  • Born: Truro NS
  • Sportsnet Broadcaster
  • HNIC, Olympics + more
  • 2017 George Gross Award 

Dennis Bonvie

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  • Born: Antigonish NS
  • 963 games - 84 goals
  • 4,804 PIM
  • Pro Scout, Boston Bruins

Zack MacEwen

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  • Born: Charlottetown, PEI
  • Signed with the Vancouver Canucks
  • Made his NHL debut February 11, 2019 and recorded his first point

Al MacAdam

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  • Born: Morell, PEI
  • Two time NHL All Star in 1976 and 1977
  • Pro Stats: 864 games played, 240 goals, 351 assists, 591 points, 509 PIM

Forbes Kennedy

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  • Born: Dorchester, NB
  • Player in the NHL for Chicago, Detroit, Boston, Philadelphia & Toronto
  • NHL Stats: 603 Games, 70 goals, 108 assists, 17 points, 888 PIM
  • The ONLY living “Original 6” NHL’ers in PEI

Kevin Devine

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  • Born: Charlottetown, PEI
  • Amateur Scout for the Buffalo Sabres
  • Was drafted in 1974 by the Toronto Maple Leafs

Jon McIssac

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  • Born: Truro, NS
  • Referee in the NHL
  • Was signed by the NHL in 2012

Josh Currie

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  • Born: Charlottetown, PEI
  • Plays for the Bakersfield Condors in the AHL
  • Signed with the Edmonton Oilers in 2018, and made his NHL debut February 19, 2019
  • Scored his first NHL goal, February 23, 2019

Shane Bowers

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  • Born: Halifax, NS
  • Drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the first round of the 2017 Entry draft
  • Signed with the Colorado Avalanche in 2019 and now plays with their AHL team
  • Played for team Canada at the 2019 World Junior Championship

Karen Furneaux

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  • Born: Halifax, NS
  • Sprint Kayaker
  • Has competed in three Summer Olympics
  • In 2018 she was named one of the greatest 15 athletes in Nova Scotia's history

Matthew Highmore

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  • Born: Halifax, NS
  • Signed with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2017
  • First NHL goal: March 10, 2018

Cam Russell

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  • Born: Halifax, NS
  • GM of the Halifax Mooseheads (since 2008)
  • Played 10 seasons in the NHL
  • Was inducted into the NS Sports Hall of Fame in 2011

Lorie Kane

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  • Born: Charlottetown, PEI
  • Canada's Legendary Female Golfer
  • 4 LPGA Tour Wins
  • 2006 order of Canada

Don Koharski

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  • Born: Dartmouth, NS
  • Retired professional ice hockey referee in the National  Hockey League. 

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