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Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni Rotary Club of Barrie Game

The Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni played against the Rotary All-stars for the Rotary Club of Barrie’s fundraising hockey game that was held at the Barrie Molson Centre on Friday April 21st. Fans could watch the game, collect autographs, take selfies and participate in the VIP pre-game skate with the Leafs and rub shoulders with them at a post-game VIP reception.

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Paul Coffey: Life in the NHL & After

Edmonton OilersThroughout his career, Paul Coffey exemplified everything an offensive defenseman can be. He was a smooth and incredibly fast skater, had a booming shot from the blue line that terrified opposing goaltenders, and was able to use his excellent hockey sense and playmaking skills to confuse the opposition and set up teammates.  Paul Coffey was born in Weston, now a part of Toronto.  At the age of 16, Paul Coffey would play for Tier II Jr. A North York Rangers, netting 47 points in 50 games.  Paul Coffey would also make his OHL debut this season, appearing in 8 games with the Kingston Canadians.  The following year, Paul Coffey would jump to the Major Junior ranks full time, skating with the Sault Ste.Marie Greyhounds.As a 17 year old rookie, Coffey would net 17 goals and 72 assists for 89 points in 68 games.  The following season, after netting 31 points in his first 23 games with the Greyhounds, Paul Coffey was dealt to the Kitchener Rangers.  Coffey would finish the season appearing in 52 games for Kitchener, scoring 19 goals and 52 assists for 71 points.  Coffey’s combined total of 102 points in 75 games between the Greyhounds and Rangers made him 1 of the most sought after defensemen heading into the 1980 NHL Draft.  The Edmonton Oilers would draft Paul Coffey with their 1st round pick, 6th overall.  Continue reading

Easter Seals Celebrity Hockey Classic Series 2016

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For a number of years now, Jackson Events and Easter Seals have proudly partnered up to host the Easter Seals Celebrity Hockey Classic  Series. The Celebrity Hockey Classic Series offers hockey enthusiasts the chance to play with former NHL greats in a two or three-game tournament, as well as the opportunity to meet and greet the players during an exclusive Draft Party the evening before. On Draft Party night, each team will draft one former NHL great to play on their team. A number of high profile, former NHL stars host their own Celebrity Hockey Classic. These players include former Toronto Maple Leaf captain Rick Vaive, 3 time Stanley Cup winner Paul Coffey, Philadelphia Flyers legend Eric Lindros and former Buffalo Sabres fan favorite Brad May. In addition to these player hosted tournaments, the counties of Huron and Bruce jointly played host to the Huron Bruce Celebrity Hockey Classic.

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2016 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic in Winnipeg

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Jackson Events was proud to be a part of the recent Winnipeg Heritage Classic, which took place in the form of a variety of events over 3 days from Friday, October 21st through Sunday, October 23rd.  The Winnipeg Heritage Classic featured 2 outdoor hockey games at Investors Group Field, a 40 000 seat stadium that both the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL, and the University of Manitoba Bisons football team call home.  Several hockey legends from both the Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers were in town for an action packed weekend that included the NHL Heritage Classic Alumni Game and the Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic Game. Continue reading