Heat­ing up the hot stove

Cameron, Gallant, Kelly tak­ing part in Pan­thers event

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

A trio of NHL coaches will be speak­ing at a fundrais­ing event for the UPEI Pan­thers men’s hockey team in Au­gust.

Ot­tawa Sen­a­tors head coach Dave Cameron, Florida Pan­thers head coach Ger­ard (Turk) Gallant and his as­sis­tant Mike Kelly are par­tic­i­pat­ing in the hot stove lounge night. It will take place Wed­nes­day, Aug. 5, at the Fox Meadow Golf Club in Stratford. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The UPEI men’s hockey team’s booster club is or­ga­niz­ing the event.

“We were look­ing for a new fundraiser for the hockey team and we ap­proached Dave, Turk and Mike about the idea and we are thrilled they agreed,” said booster club pres­i­dent and for­mer Pan­ther Len­nie Kelly.

The evening of­fers a chance to meet with the coaches, get an in­side view of NHL dress­ing rooms and pose ques­tions dur­ing the ses­sion.

“It has been a busy off-sea­son for each of them and we are very grate­ful that they will be at Fox Meadow on Aug. 5 and help the UPEI men’s hockey pro­gram,” said UPEI head coach Forbie MacPher­son.

There are 250 tick­ets avail­able and they are $50 each. They can be pur­chased by email­ing mhockey@upei.ca or call­ing 902566-0986.

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