Ex-NHLer, ex-Olympian highlight Morell dinner
Marshall, Kerr announced as guest speakers
The Morell Sportsman’s Dinner will feature ex-NHLer Grant Marshall and former Olympian Sinead Kerr as guest speakers.
Four Island athletes will also be honoured during the dinner at Morell Regional High School on July 15.
The Scottish-born Kerr is a two-time Scottish ice dance champ, and a seven-time British dance champ. She competed in pairs ice dancing with her brother, John, at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.
Kerr retired in 2011, joined Stars On Ice in 2012 and was on Battle of the Blades in 2013.
Marshall a Port Credit, Ont., native, was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1992, but never played there and began his NHL career in 1994 with the Dallas Stars. He won his first Stanley Cup with the Stars in 1999.
In 2003, Marshall was a member of the Cup-winning New Jersey Devils. He retired in 2008 with 92 goals and 239 points in 700 games and two Cups.
He was also on Battle of the Blades, and now works with the Devils.
In 2016, Kerr and Marshall married in Scotland, and reside in Wayne, N.J.
The local athletes being honoured are:
– A 16-year-old resident of St. Peter’s, she won gold while playing in goal for the P.E.I. ringette team at the Eastern Canadian championships in Pierrefolds Que., this season. The honours student at Ecole Francois Buote also won the Ringette P.E.I. senior goalie of the year award. In 2015, she won a bronze medal in
Danielle Steadman of St. Peter’s is one of the local athletes being recognized at the Morell Sportsman’s Dinner on July 15. Noah Laybolt of Canavoy will be a head-table guest at the Morell Sportsman’s Dinner on July 15.
the 1,200 metres at the Acadian Games.
– The Blooming Point native played three years with the Saint Mary’s Huskies in the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) Women’s Hockey Conference. She helped Saint Mary’s win two AUS titles, and earn a bronze and fifth-place finish at
two national university championships. MacDonald scored the game- and series-winning goal in triple overtime in the AUS title game this season.
She was named an academic All-Canadian, and graduated with a bachelor of science degree.
– The Canavoy native, who graduated with honours from Morell Regional
– The 20-year-old Charlottetownborn MacEwen recently signed a three-year entry-level contract with the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks after a breakout season in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). MacEwen racked up 31 goals, 74 points and 90 penalty minutes in 66 games with the Gatineau Olympiques.
He played minor hockey in Pownal, then joined the major midget Charlottetown Islanders before moving to junior A with the Amherst Ramblers.
In 2015-16, he skated with the QMJHL’s Moncton Wildcats before being shipped to Gatineau in the off-season.
Former NHLer Grant Marshall and former Olympian Sinead Kerr are the guest speakers for the Morell Sportsman’s Dinner on July 15.
Zack MacEwen, who played minor hockey in Pownal, will be honoured at the Morell Sportsman’s Dinner on July 15.
Blooming Point native Gemma MacDonald will be honoured at the Morell Sportsman’s Dinner on July 15.