Hockey star’s jer­sey raises $5000 for fu­ture stars

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier, Stanstead

Phar­ma­cie Chantal Richard (Familiprix), Stanstead Jour­nal, Les Marchés Tra­di­tion (Ayer’s Cliff et Stanstead), Fam­ily Counter, CIBC, Caisse Des­jardins, CAB R.H. Rediker, Garderie Cha­peau de Paille, Curl­ing Club , Beebe Post Of­fice, École Jardin des Fron­tières, Stanstead Recre­ation Cen­ter, Phelps Helps & the Stanstead Le­gion.

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.

Photo Stanstead Jour­nal

Seen here at the draw­ing for the much-cov­eted Johnny Gau­dreau hockey jer­sey were (l. to r.): BMHA pres­i­dent raf­fle win­ner hockey jer­sey do­na­tor


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