The NHL alumni hockey excursion returned to Cornwall on Saturday for another gain game in aid of the Special Olympics.
Saturday’s matchup pitted local law enforcement in opposition to the NHL All-Stars, drawing a big crowd to the civic complex for a a laugh-crammed afternoon of hockey and amusement in support of an excellent reason.
Saturday’s sport got here to an abrupt end in the very last duration, because of broken glass from a percent shot too hard. With much less than half of the 0.33 duration remaining, the sport was referred to as for the NHL alumni who have been in advance 13-7.
“It’s a superb fundraising occasion in support of the Special Olympics… It turned into great to see Walter Gretzky out here for the ceremonial percent drop, at the side of the mayor. And we’re glad to host them here,” said Cornwall Police Service Chief Danny Aikman.
The percent dropped at 6 p.M. And enthusiasts had been pleased to see the mythical Walter Gretzky at the ice for the ceremonial % drop along Mayor Bernadette Clement.
“Walter Gretzky is the most fascinating, extroverted gentlemen I’ve met in a long time. It changed into an honour to satisfy him and chat with him,” said Clement.
She in addition joked Gretzky reminded her of his honorific identify of Lord Mayor of Brantford.
“It became my first time ever doing a p.C. Drop, and I changed into very happy to do that…I became due for a percent drop,” she said.
Gretzky changed into joined by means of his son Brent, who performed on the alumni group alongside Mark Laforest, Jesse Winchester, and Owen Nolan.
The national anthem become sung by using Joanne Ruest.
The NHL alumni hockey tour, sponsored by means of Scotiabank and the Standard-Freeholder, has come to be an annual culture for hockey fans in Cornwall, and throughout the usa.
This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Special Olympics, and 31 years of the Law Enforcement torch run.