NEWS

THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU-WRAP UP OF 2016

We were astounded by the generosity and support that was shown at this years Hockey Marathon of Hope! We were able to raise $88,095  thanks to the support and dedication of our players! We are very excited to be able to donate this money to Doing Family Right and to Imani Orphan Care! This is the two organizations biggest fundraising event–and needless to say it was a HUGE success!

 

A special thanks to our top fundraisers this year, who went above and beyond–although, we think you all did a fantastic job!

  1. Mike Guppy-$16690
  2. Andrew Matty-$4770
  3. Warren Borg-$3620
  4. Aaron Pelletier-$3150
  5. Jason Pue-$2765
  6. Michael Dyck-$2700
  7. Brad Dewitt-$2500
  8. Darren Olsen-$2445.25
  9. Dan Gmur-$2150
  10. Ashton West-$2040
  11. Clayton Pool-$2000

If you loved this year’s event and want to sign up for next year you can REGISTER today!! It’s never to early to start fundraising :) Thank you again to you all–we could not do any of this without you!

Check out this years Photos on our Facebook Page, but here are a few of the highlights!

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Give a Warm HMOH Welcome to David Van der Gulik !

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David Van der Gulik will be joining us out on the ice this year to play alongside us–lucky for the team who gets to play with him! David is a Canadian professional ice hockey Winger currently an unrestricted free agent who most recently played with Düsseldorfer EG in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). He was a draft pick of the Calgary Flames, selected 206th overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, and appeared in six games with the team in 2008–09 before spending four seasons with the Colorado Avalanche and his last North American season with the Los Angeles Kings.Did we mention he is Abbotsford born too?

He is ready to play and we told him don’t go easy on us 😉 Welcome to team HMOH David, and we can’t wait to hit the ice with you!

EARN A SEAT AT THE CAPTAINS TABLE

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It’s time to kick your fundraising into high gear! We have only 30 days left until we drop the puck–and we wanted to provide a bit of incentive.

Earn your seat at the “Captains Table” this year! While every player is required to fundraise $1000 for the great causes we support, we are now offering a major reward for players who raise over $2000! That’s right.

As a huge thank you from the HMOH committee, successful players who push beyond this dollar amount by the marathon morning will be awarded one of the following of their choosing:

  • $200 gift card to Best Buy
  • $200 gift card to Cactus Club
  • 4 rounds of golf to Ledgeview
  • $200 Visa Gift Card

Press on and work hard all you potential Captains out there!  – only 30 days left to hit the $2000 dollar mark.

ps. Need some fundraising ideas? Check out our Fundraising Idea Section! 

We are thrilled to announce…DEAN ARSENE is playing this year!

Dean Arsene

We are over the moon excited to announce that Dean Arsene has confirmed his attendance at our Hockey Marathon of Hope this year!!

To date, Arsene’s professional career has been almost solely in the American Hockey League, where he has played twelve seasons. He spent six of those seasons (from 2003–04 to 2008–09) with the Hershey Bears, winning the league’s championship Calder Cup twice in that tenure, and earning the fond nickname “Mayor of Chocolatetown.”

Following his second Calder Cup, Arsene chose to sign the two-way contract with the Edmonton Oilers in the hope of earning some playing time in the NHL on July 16, 2009.[1] That hope was realized when he was called up for a two-game stint in late 2009.[2] He spent the majority of the 2009–10 season as the captain of the Springfield Falcons, however he was again later recalled on an emergency basis on March 22, 2010, finishing out the season with Edmonton.

On August 11, 2010, Arsene signed as a free agent to a one-year, two-way contract with the St. Louis Blues.[3]

Arsene signed a one-year contract with the Phoenix Coyotes on July 6, 2011.[4] He spent the entirety of the 2011–12 season, with AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates.

On August 9, 2012, Arsene agreed to a one-year American League contract with the St. John’s IceCaps.[5]

In his final professional season, Arsene returned home, signing a one-year contract with the Abbotsford Heat for the 2013–14 campaign. Arsene posted 7 points in 42 games before announcing his retirement upon the Heat’s first round exit in the playoffs on May 7, 2014.

Welcome to the Hockey Marathon of Hope Crew Dean, and hope you are ready to GET YOUR BURN ON this year :)

Hockey Marathon of Hope 2016-Get Your Burn On!!

 

 

It’s official-the countdown is getting smaller and smaller until our Hockey Marathon of Hope on September 10, 2016! 

We are getting excited to see you all out there and get on the ice with you… can’t wait to see the familiar and new faces behind those hockey visors!

BUT first, we wanted to share the news with you…our 2016 teams have been named!!! This year, we want you to GET YOUR BURN ON with the Arizona Coyotes, San Jose Sharks, Anaheim Ducks, and the Florida Panthers! get your burn on

We want to see you channel your inner Doan, Getzlaf, Jagr, and Thorton this year and GET YOUR BURN ON ( and it’s okay if that burn is sore muscles by game 2—just bring LOTS of Voltaren 😉 )

See you all out on the ice–and if you haven’t make sure you register by clicking here or if you can’t make it out this year, consider Donating or Sponsoring a player 

 

Get Ready for our 2014 Tournament

Get Ready for our 2014 Tournament

 

This year will be our “tournament of Champions”- celebrating the last 4 years’ of NHL champions!

pittsburgh_penguins_2000_1_a. Pittsburg

 

 

 

 

227px-Boston_Bruins.svgb. Boston

 

 

 

 

La-Kings-Logo-HD-Wallpaperc. LA

 

 

 

 

Chicago-Blackhawks4d. Chicago

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Henderson

Paul Henderson

Paul Henderson

If you know hockey, you know Paul Henderson and His career defining “goal of the century” that he scored on September 28, 1972, to win the Summit Series for Canada. It was the most famous goal in Canadian hockey history, and was the defining moment for a generation of Canadians.

It is our honor at “Hockey Marathon of Hope” to be able to say that we have Paul’s personal endorsement and support for our event.

He was gracious enough to give us an incredible interview last year that we were able to record. Feel free to listen as you get a sense of the heart and passion behind what we do through our Marathon.

Last years’ Audio interview:

2013 pro player Dean McAmmond

2013 pro player Dean McAmmond

2013 pro player Dean McAmmond

631It was an exciting privilege to have Dean McAmmond join our Marathon last year. Having the chance to play with a “real pro” is something we all dream of and everyone has exactly that chance at our “Hockey Marathon of Hope.”

Dean is a Canadian born play who played for 18 years with 9 NHL teams. At the end of our day of hockey all of the players get a gourmet banquet and as part of the evenings program Dean shared his story of hockey passion, life and faith.

 

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