Hockey star’s jersey raises $5000 for future stars
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David Dubois; Gordy Dingman; Ross Dubois; Scott Laber; Kevin Patterson.
Border Minor Hockey Association was able to raise a little over $5000 with its raffling off of a signed Johnny Gaudreau hockey jersey. Mr. Gaudreau, also known as ‘Johnny Hockey’, is a star player on the Calgary Flames who has a local connection: his grandparents live in Beebe, Vermont, and his uncle Eddy Gaudreau is on the Border Minor Hockey Association’s board of directors. Johnny Gaudreau has even trained and practiced in Stanstead, before getting drafted into the NHL.
valuable jersey was donated by Ross Dubois, formerly of Calgary but who moved back to Stanstead recently, and won by Gordy Dingman of Mansonville. “It took only about three or four weeks to sell all the raffle tickets,” said the grateful president of Border Hockey, Dave Dubois. “We’d like to thank Ross Dubois for donating the hockey jersey, all the players, coaches and parents who sold tickets, and all those who supported us by buying tickets. It means a lot to the community,” added Mr. Dubois.
are about 115 players in the Border Minor Hockey league. The Association has a child sponsoring program to buy equipment and pay for registration fees for certain individuals. A fund-raising Casino Night will be held on February 13th in Lebaron Hall at Stanstead College.
Seen here at the drawing for the much-coveted Johnny Gaudreau hockey jersey were (l. to r.): BMHA president raffle winner hockey jersey donator