Ex-NHLer, ex-Olympian highlight Morell din­ner

Mar­shall, Kerr an­nounced as guest speak­ers

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

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.

Lo­cal ath­letes

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

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

Gemma MacDonald

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

Noah Lay­bolt

– 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.

Zack MacEwen

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For­mer NHLer Grant Mar­shall and for­mer Olympian Sinead Kerr are the guest speak­ers for the Morell Sports­man’s Din­ner on July 15.

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Zack MacEwen, who played mi­nor hockey in Pow­nal, will be hon­oured at the Morell Sports­man’s Din­ner on July 15.

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Bloom­ing Point na­tive Gemma MacDonald will be hon­oured at the Morell Sports­man’s Din­ner on July 15.

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