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Wendel Clark to Attend Long Pond Classic 2018

Windsor –   Toronto Maple Leaf 1985 1st round pick Wendel Clark will play in the 2018 Long Pond Hockey Heritage Classic Jan 27 in Windsor.  Clark has been named as a replacement after Bryan Trottier was informed within the past 48 hours by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman that his presence would be much appreciated as one of the 100 greatest NHL players at this years NHL All Star Game in Tampa Florida.

Clark who amassed 564 points on 330 goals and 234 assists in his 15 year NHL career was a true blue Toronto Maple Leaf and was named in February of last year along with Frank Mahovlich, Red Kelly and Charlie Conacher to the Leafs Legends Row.

Clark is presently a Community Ambassador for the Toronto Maple Leafs while also working in the Leafs Public Relations Department.  Clark is a Kelvington, Saskatchewan native and is remembered for so much in his NHL career including his 20 points in the 7 game Conference Championship with the Leafs when they were defeated by Wayne Gretzky and the Los Angeles Kings.  He went on from there to score 46 goals for the Leafs in the 1993-94 season before being traded to the Quebec Nordiques in June 1994 for Mats Sundin.

Clark will be joined by twelve-year NHL Veteran Ron Duguay named in recent years as one of the 100 greatest New York Rangers to ever play for the team.

Duguay totalled 620 career points in twelve years in the NHL, scoring 274 goals while adding 31 additional markers in NHL playoff action.  He currently is an in-studio analyst for the Madison Square Garden Radio network on all New York Ranger television broadcasts.

Windsor Hockey Heritage Society President Trina Norman said, “she is more than pleased that one of the most popular Toronto Maple Leaf players to ever play the game will be in Windsor on Long Pond.”  She added, “Clark follows Glenn Anderson in January 2015, Guy Lafleur in January 2016 and Ray Bourque from last January.”

Clark and Duguay will lace up their skates and play at different times with five other men’s team’s and 3 ladies hockey teams throughout the day.  For the first time in the seven year history, Norman said, “the Classic will feature a championship game at the end of the day.”

Clark and Duguay will then attend the annual Windsor Hockey Heritage Banquet at Kings-Edgehill in the evening.  All proceeds from the event assist the Society in the operation of the Windsor Hockey Heritage Museum which has attracted nearly 4175 visitors from across the world over the past two years.

Contact:
Trina Norman , Windsor Hockey Heritage Society President, 902-790-9186
Long Pond Classic Chair Dan Boyd 902-798-2984

Stephane Richer Added to Long Pond Lineup

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Stephane Richer

With one day before the 2017 Long Pond Classic the organizing committee for this year’s Long Pond Heritage Hockey Classic has announced a substitution.

David Hunter Chair of the organizing committee commented “We regret to advise the fans of Moose Dupont that unfortunately he is ill this week and unable to make this year’s event. He feels very badly about this and wanted us to pass along his regrets to his friends and fans that are attending. We all wish Moose well and look forward to having him back for another one of our events”

He went on to announce ” We are very pleased to announce that  Stephane Richer will be added to the lineup. Stephane is a a 2-year 50+ goal scorer and we expect great things from him at this year’s event.

This year’s event is hosting Ray Bourque (captain of the Boston Bruins for 18 years), Stephane Richer and Joe DiPenta.

This year’s classic is being held on January 21st 2017 on Long Pond the Cradle of Hockey in Windsor NS the Birthplace of Hockey.

Long Pond is heralded as being home to the original pond on which the boys from King’s College School originally played ‘hurley on the long pond on the ice’ circa 1800.

While the team and banquet events at this year’s classic are sold out, David Hunter, President of the Windsor Hockey Heritage Society encourages the public to come out and watch. “The games are free and open to the public to see. Its a great event for the community and all hockey fans and members of the public are encouraged to attend.”

This year marks the sixth annual Long Pond Classic. The event began in 2011 as a fund-raising initiative to assist in the promotion of the Windsor Hockey Heritage society and the proud hockey history of Windsor NS in the development of the game.

Long Pond 2017 Sold Out!

game_day_update_1_sold_outThe organizing committee  for this year’s Long Pond Heritage Hockey Classic has announced that this year’s event is sold out.

Team registrations for both the men and the women are fully subscribed as well as tickets to the banquet.

This year’s event is hosting Ray Bourque (captain of the Boston Bruins for 18 years), Andre Moose Dupont and Joe DiPenta. All three former NHL players were successful in securing Stanly Cups and rings. Respectively they played for the Colorado Avalanche, Philadelphia Flyers and the Anaheim Might Ducks.

This year’s classic is being held on January 21st 2017 on Long Pond the Cradle of Hockey in Windsor NS the Birthplace of Hockey.

Long Pond is heralded as being home to the original pond on which the boys from King’s College School originally played ‘hurley on the long pond on the ice’ circa 1800.

While the team and banquet events at this year’s classic are sold out, David Hunter, President of the Windsor Hockey Heritage Society encourages the public to come out and watch. “The games are free and open to the public to see. Its a great event for the community and all hockey fans and members of the public are encouraged to attend.”

This year marks the sixth annual Long Pond Classic. The event began in 2011 as a fund-raising initiative to assist in the promotion of the Windsor Hockey Heritage society and the proud hockey history of Windsor NS in the development of the game.

Ray Bourque Confirmed Long Pond Classic 2017

This year’s Long Pond Hockey Heritage Classic has confirmed that this year’s event will feature former NHL All Star Ray Bourque whose career included:

  • 5-time NHL Norris Trophy Winner
  • Lester Patrick Trophy
  • King Clancy Trophy
  • Calder Trophy
  • Stanley Cup Champion

He currently holds records for most career goals, assists, and points by a defenceman in the National Hockey League.

Bourque was near-synonymous with the Boston Bruins franchise, where he played 21 seasons and became its longest-serving captain.

He concluded his career with the Colorado Avalanche, where he won his only Stanley Cup in his final NHL game.

This year’s Long Pond Classic is being held on January 21st. For those interested in playing or attending the annual banquet event details can be found on www.LongLongPondClassic.com.

Andre “Moose” Dupont Signs for Long Pond Classic

André “Moose” Dupont  is a former professional ice hockey defenceman who played 13 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues, Philadelphia Flyers and Quebec Nordiques.

He won back-to-back Stanley Cups while a member of Philadelphia’s “Broad Street Bullies” teams in the mid-1970s.

This year’s Long Pond Classic is being held on January 21st. For those interested in playing or attending the annual banquet event details can be found on www.LongLongPondClassic.com.